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How to create a RESTful web service using WCF (Part 1 of 3)

RESTful (Representational State Transfer) web services use HTTP verbs to map CRUD operations to HTTP methods. RESTful web services expose either a collection resource (representational of a list) or an element resource (representational of a single item in the list).HTTP verbs are used as follows; Create (POST) > create a new resource. Read (GET) > retrieve one or many resources. Update (PUT) > update an existing resourπce. Delete (DELETE) > delete an existing resource. This tutorial…

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How to add SignalR to the telephone directory sample application

As part of a recent mini series we created a very simple telephone directory web page that showed some features of Bootstrap, KnockoutJS, jQuery, Web API and the Entity Framework. Just for fun, I figured it would be cool to add SignalR so that we could see how simple it is to add full duplex, real time communications to your website. The first parts of the mini series can be found here; /.net/create-a-telephone-directory-with-bootstrap-knockoutjs-jquery-web-api-and-entity-framework-part-1-of-…

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Create a telephone directory with Bootstrap, KnockoutJS, jQuery, Web API and Entity Framework (Part 2 of 2)

I find that the best way to learn any new technology, or technology that are unfamiliar with, is to sit down and practice. The purpose of this very simple tutorial is to learn the basics of creating a single page website that can be used to capture peoples names and telephone numbers. By following this tutorial you will learn; How to use Bootstrap to create a simple UI How to use KnockoutJS for binding to/displaying of your data How to use jQuery to asynchronously retrieve data from a web…

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Create a telephone directory with Bootstrap, KnockoutJS, jQuery, Web API and Entity Framework (Part 1 of 2)

I find that the best way to learn any new technology, or technology that are unfamiliar with, is to sit down and practice. The purpose of this very simple tutorial is to learn the basics of creating a single page website that can be used to capture peoples names and telephone numbers. By following this tutorial you will learn; How to use Bootstrap to create a simple UI How to use KnockoutJS for binding to/displaying of your data How to use jQuery to asynchronously retrieve data from a web…

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How to connect to a SQL Azure database using SQL Server Management Studio

If you are writing a website that will be deployed to Windows Azure, or indeed you are using SQL Azure as the backend for some other endeavour, chances are you will want to connect to that database with a management tool and query its data. You can achieve this in one of two ways; using Visual Studio or using SQL Server Management Studio. Using Visual Studio is fine, but I have been using SQL Server Management Studio for many years and I have grown accustomed to it, so it is my preferred tool…

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