I recently integrated Windows Azure’s AppFabric Cache into a solution I’ve been working on and went down the programmatic route as opposed to modifying my solution’s application configuration files. I initially modified the web.config and app.config files for my web and worker roles respectively, just to see how easy it was to implement caching via that method, and I can say with confidence that Microsoft have made it a complete breeze. However, my requirements meant that I had to programmatically create the DataCacheFactory and connect to the SSL endpoint for an added layer of security. Continue reading
I recently created a working example of WCF service that is consumed by both a jQuery AJAX call and a ScriptManager AJAX call. I was interested to see how the WCF improvements offered by .NET 4 compared with the latest jQuery library (v1.7.1 at the time of writing). You can download the solution’s source code or take a look through this post where I discuss the particulars of this comparison. Continue reading
If you spend enough time in IT you’ll know there is never any shortage of IT news to read about.
Below I’ve listed the IT-related RSS/Atom feeds I subscribe to. My feeds focus on several topics; .Net, MSDN, UX, HTML5, general Microsoft news, Mac news, general industry IT news, popular IT developments and a few blogs that I have found quite useful. Continue reading