Recommended reading on Design Patterns and Service Oriented Architectures

Recently a colleague asked me for some suggestions on books and technologies that she could start reading to prepare for the roll out of our new enterprise Service Oriented Architecture, to help prepare for the mindset shift from n-tier development to SOA development.  I thought I would post my response so that others could benefit, and for when the next person asks, I can just send them a link.

Read More

Bing Development Platform Talk

trip companion demoToday I gave a talk on the Bing Development Platform.  Due to time constraints and numerous people that were not developers in the audience I ended up going pretty light on the code walkthroughs I was planning on doing.  I’m posting the source for this application here so that those that wanted to see more of the code can get a closer look at it.  This demo was based largely on the demo that was given at Build 2013 (although I wrote this one from scratch) during the keynote, so check that out to see a couple more of the Bing API’s in action.  I will update this demo or create a new one when the entity API is available, which to me is the most exciting part of the Bing Development Platform, but has not gone into beta yet.

Read More