Rob Daigneau, BlueMetal Architect’s Director of Application Modernization, will be presenting at Visual Studio Live on Microsoft’s campus the week of October 17, 2011. His session, How to Take WCF Data Services to the Next Level, will explore how Visual Studio has made it incredibly easy for developers to create WCF Data Services that provide access to databases and other resource types in no time flat. When combined with the OData protocol and LINQ, clients are given an easy yet powerful way to perform basic CRUD operations. In this session you’ll learn how to take your Data Services to the next level. You’ll see how to leverage the power of Interceptors and Service Operations to alter the default behaviors of services. You’ll also learn techniques to enforce common generic behaviors which handle such things as data validation, data transformation, caching, and logging. The possibilities for these amazing WCF extensibility mechanisms are endless!

This month, Rob’s book, Service Design Patterns: Fundamental Design Solutions for SOAP/WSDL and RESTful Web Services will be published. BlueMetal Architects will be celebrating this book and providing the opportunities for events to learn more and discuss related topics. Stay tuned for more information