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Glenn Block - .NETFX

Another ALT.NET guy at Microsoft

Updates to our Azure Cross Platform tools

In my last post I talked about the new goodies we added to Powershell. Well I meant to get a follow...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 11/09/2012

HuJS, bridging the international JavaScript divide

Troy and I at HuJS A few weeks ago we held an event in China called HuJS. This was an event that...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 10/18/2012

Integrating MVC routes and Web API routes

  Several folks have been complaining for a while about Action Links not being properly...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 08/04/2011

REST In Practice the book, RestBucks the sample

The book If you’ve watched any of my recent talks, one book you may have heard me mention quite a...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 06/06/2011

Message Handlers vs Operation Handlers which one to use?

In WCF Web API we have 2 extensibility points which seem very similar. They both are designed for...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 05/17/2011

Using DataContracts with WCF Web API

A few folks have been asking if it is possible to serialize/deserialize using the...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 05/14/2011

Hypermedia and forms

Updated (with a lot of new content) One challenge when building REST based systems is how can the...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 05/08/2011

WebSockets, RIA/JS and WCF Web API at MIX, a whole lotta love for the web

MIX was indeed a busy time for the WCF Team. We delivered several talks, and released several shiny...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 04/24/2011

Adding vcard support and bookmarked URIs for specific representations with WCF Web Apis

REST is primarily about 2 things, Resources and Representations. If you’ve seen any of my recent...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 03/07/2011

WCF Web APIs Roundup–Volume 2

Been a while since our last roundup and since my last blog post for that matter! Fortunately there’s...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 03/06/2011

WCF Web APIs Roundup - Volume 1

A little over a month ago we launched our new WCF Web Apis on Codeplex. Since then a bunch of folks...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 12/12/2010

Streaming over HTTP with WCF

Recently I had a customer email me looking for information on how to send and receive large files...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 11/24/2010

Are you using WCF within your organization?

Do you use WCF within your organization either for internal apis for exposing services and...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 11/16/2010

WCF Web APIs, HTTP your way

At PDC in my session  “Building Web APIs for the Highly Connected Web” we announced WCF Web...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 11/01/2010

Taking HTTP support in WCF to the next level

If you are building for the web and the cloud, then you know that HTTP is important. WCF is no...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 10/25/2010

Yet another simplification of Prism’s EventAggregator syntax part II–mocking extension methods

After my last post, I had quite a healthy discussion with Alex Hung (@alexhung) on you guessed it,...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 10/10/2010

Yet another simplification of Prism’s EventAggregator syntax

It’s been quite a while since I worked with Prism’s EventAggregator. Today however I need to use it....

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 10/10/2010

Being fueled by developer passion

Tonite I came across this really nice post from Kelly (@kellabyte) on how passion drives her to...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 08/24/2010

Let’s meet for Dinner in London!

As I mentioned in my previous post, I am in the UK for the week. Sebastian Lambla (OpenRasta) has...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 07/13/2010

Bringing MEF and REST love to the UK and at FEST 10

Next week I’m coming to the UK where I’ll be spreading the MEF love at FEST 10 and in events in a...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 07/10/2010

Help my friend Scott Hanselman raise $50000 for Diabetes!

I’ve got a good friend Scott. He works at Microsoft, he’s a technical leader, and an...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 07/08/2010

Open sourced .NET libraries in Mono

Recently Miguel did a post that made me smile. He talked about several libraries from Microsoft...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 07/08/2010

RESTing from MEF (or The MEF dealer is at REST)

Side note: I am having serious writer’s block these days….or maybe it’s...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 06/30/2010

Way of MEF slides and Code

Thanks to everyone who came out to the “Way of MEF” education day in Cupertino. I had a great time...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 06/13/2010

MEF day in SF, “The Way of MEF, the Path to Enlightenment”

On Saturday June 12th I am stoked to be coming to the SF bay area on behalf of the Bay.Net UG where...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 06/03/2010

MEF has shipped!!!

You might have missed it, but a few weeks ago MEF V1 shipped in .NET 4.0 and Silverlight 4! As a...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 06/02/2010

Caveats about DeploymentCatalog

The information below was wrapped up in my previous post on DeploymentCatalog. As a bunch of folks...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 04/13/2010

View Model Locator – MEF Style

At MIX, Laurent Bugnion and I had a brainstorming chat around improving on the ViewModel locator...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 03/30/2010

Hamilton and I MEFFing it up on Silverlight TV

  Several weeks ago Hamilton and I recorded several episodes with John Papa on the new...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 03/14/2010

Speaking at MIX!

Sunday I leave to Vegas to attend my first MIX. It’s exciting to finally attend this event that has...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 03/11/2010

Speaking on “Ignite your coding”

This Thursday, I’ll be joining John Bristowe and Joey Devilla to talk about composite applications,...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 03/08/2010

Building HelloMEF – Part V – Refactoring to ViewModel

In the last post we migrated over to the new DeploymentCatalog. In this post we’ll look at...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 03/08/2010

Building Hello MEF – Part IV – DeploymentCatalog

Continuing on with the series. In part III we introduced the concept of application partitioning...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 03/07/2010

Learning about MEF in SL4 from Mike Taulty

One of the questions we get quite often is “Why should I use MEF?” and “How can i use MEF?”....

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 02/16/2010

Hosting MEF within application and libraries.

As you start to work with MEF one of the fundamental decisions you have to make is how MEF will be...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 02/01/2010

Exporting dynamically changing configuration values

In my last post I discussed how to export configuration. A follow up question in the comments was...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 01/31/2010

How do I expose configuration information through MEF?

<Goal>Post in 15 mins or less :-)</Goal> This question which recently popped on our...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 01/27/2010

MEF and Prism exploration, MEF module loading

About a month ago I posted some ideas around MEF and Prism together. As part of the post, I...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 01/03/2010

“MEF in 2 hours or less”, I am all for it.

Some posts titles just really grab you. I couldn’t help but think about one of those annoying ads in...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 12/30/2009

CodePaste is the bee’s knees, my new favorite way to share code.

Ever need to share code-snippets with the twittersphere? If so, Codepaste is for you. It's my...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 12/17/2009

Building Hello MEF – Part III – XAP Partitioning (with the host’s permission) and the sweetness of recomposition.

In our last post we saw how using metadata in MEF allows us to provide additional self-describing...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 12/15/2009

Building Hello MEF – Part II – Metadata and why being Lazy is a good thing.

In Part I of the series we built the basics of our dashboard end ended with our app displaying a...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 12/04/2009

MEF and Prism, to be or not to be.

Now to the question, what is the story on Prism and MEF? I am getting asked this now several times a...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 12/02/2009

MEF Refresh of Preview 8 for Silverlight

Note: This only applies to using MEF Preview 8 on Silverlight, it does not apply to MEF in...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 12/02/2009

Building the Hello MEF dashboard in Silverlight 4 - Part I

In my last post I illustrated some of the basics of MEF through a Hello MEF dashboard app that I...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 11/30/2009

MEF has landed in Silverlight 4. We come in the name of extensibility.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/markusram/3641457838/ At PDC we announced that MEF has is now part of...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 11/29/2009

Building extensible RIAs at PDC

          This week I’ll be attending PDC in Los Angeles speaking about...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 11/16/2009

Should I use MEF with an IoC container? - Part 1

In my post "Should I use MEF for my IoC needs" we took a look at the question of whether or not it...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 11/01/2009

Open-generic support in MEF Contrib

A while ago I said it couldn’t be done, at least without hacky string parsing. Folks weren’t happy...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 08/20/2009

Herding code on MVVM and other presentation patterns in WPF and Silverlight

Recently I had the pleasure of having a nice lively discussion on Herding Code with my cohorts Ward...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 08/20/2009

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