Service Oriented Technologies: Designing, Developing, & Implementing WCF and the Web API

09:00 - 17:00

Service Oriented Architectures are the best way to ensure that today’s applications are extensible, maintainable, and scalable in a volatile world filled with ever-changing demands. Decomposing your systems into smaller, loosely coupled, and more autonomous components ensures that your application can continue to grow or change without having to continuously undergo rewrites or redesigns. But with great power comes great responsibility (I know, I know, Spiderman), and the need for great technology and tooling. WCF is the heart of Microsoft’s stack for building connected systems and loosely coupled components. ASP.NET Web API is the more newer addition to this stack in a world where REST and it’s interoperability power becomes more necessary and in more demand. Come learn both of these technologies and how to properly use them, apart and together. I’ll teach you what a Service Oriented Architecture is and then you’ll learn how to use WCF & Web API from the ground up, side-by-side, comparing their strengths and weaknesses along the way.

Miguel Castro

Whether playing on the local Radio Shack’s TRS-80 or designing systems for clients around the globe, Miguel has been writing software since he was 12 years old. He insists on staying heavily involved and up-to-date on all aspects of software application design & development, and projects that diversity onto the type of training and consulting he provides to his customers and believes that it’s never just about understand the technologies, but how technologies work together. Miguel is a Microsoft MVP since 2005 and when he’s not consulting or training, Miguel speaks at conferences around the world, practices combining on-stage tech and comedy, and never misses a Formula 1 race.