Author Archives: floatingfrisbee

About floatingfrisbee

A programmer/blogger from New York City

Windows Phone Developer Tools

On 03/15/2010, at Mix 2010, ScottGu announced the availability of Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP for free download. It can be downloaded from here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2338b5d1-79d8-46af-b828-380b0f854203&displaylang=en And more information about the download can be found here on the Windows Phone Developer … Continue reading

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Quickly finding WCF Serialization/Deserialization Issues

Once control leaves your code, and heads into the land of WCF serialization, or before it hits your code, when it is in the land of WCF deserialization, you usually don’t have much insight into what’s going on. Yes, you … Continue reading

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Thoughts on SharePoint/SocialCast Integration

SocialCast recently announced a Sharepoint Webpart, a part of their EASE release. I think some of the connectors, specially ones that bring SocialCast to Outlook and SharePoint will be very useful. I was also thinking about the reverse, which is … Continue reading

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Serializing and Deserializing derived types or interfaces in WCF

Often you will have the case where you can take as input into a WCF operation contract a base type, which could be one of many derived types, or an interface that could be implemented by many different classes. Similarly … Continue reading

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Hitting a WCF service from a Perl script on Linux, using JSON::RPC

Another post to show how different platforms can be connected together using services. I feel these kinds of examples are important to get buy in for Service Oriented Architectures within the enterprise. I wrote up a little perl script running … Continue reading

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More on the war to control the web

One of the biggest wars going on in the tech world is about who will control the platform for web development. The main players: Microsoft (via Silverlight) Adobe (via Flash) Google (via HTML5) Adobe’s Flash platform is by far the … Continue reading

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Calling WCF Services from a Linux C++ Client Using gSOAP

Before I get into part II of my earlier post about Configuring and Debugging WCF Services, I want to write about a problem I solved recently. Took a lot of digging around and so I thought I would save someone time … Continue reading

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