WCF and Windows 7/Vista

7 March 2009

I’ve been working with WCF in my new position at carefulproducts.com. I really like WCF and the new job. I’m reading this book about creating and using WCF RESTful implementations with .NET 3.5 SP1. I’m also new to Windows 7, skipped the Vista fun. For a while, I’ve been struggling on Windows 7 and especially its security. Why do they move everything with every release.??? Argh!!

I never really understood the uses of an application manifest file exactly, but this article really helped me get it at least for what I’m working on. Now I don’t have to keep punching holes into the firewall for my WCF hosting applications and figure out where they moved stuff in Windows 7…b**tards!

While I’m at it, I’ll put a plug in 😉 for this code project article. Anything to avoid learning IIS….again! Sorry, but I think I have Mono.

This weekend, I’m coding up what I call a RESTful Content Exchange Service (CES). What this service does, is provide access to and the ability to create remote ZIP files of content. Content being media files, software updates, etc… all balled up in zip files.

Kenny

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