This months meeting will be hosted by Donn and Paul (as usual) and will feature speaker Nazmul Siddiqui who will be talking about WCF.
Nazmul will cover WCF in detail, here’s the abstract of his presentation:
Abstract: Service Oriented Architecture is the next inevitable software paradigm for the simple reasons of feasibility, scalability, cost effectiveness and higher efficiency. It’s pushing our current understanding of encapsulation, abstraction and distributed communication to applicable limits, one autonomous service at a time, in a connected world where data must be converted to usable information and applied at a pace increasingly more expensive and otherwise less feasible with human intervention. Tiers of geographical, political, enterprise, hardware, and software boundaries must be made to coordinate and interoperate in an ever more technical world. Just as it is currently practically impossible to write complex software systems using procedural techniques, even within an enterprise, similar problems with multiplicative effect persist while crossing boundaries, corporate or otherwise.
Windows Communication Foundation, WCF, is Microsoft’s attempt at offering a comprehensive framework toward SOA. In this session we’ll begin with a discussion of key SOA concepts and narrow our focus to specific implementation techniques using WCF, including but not limited to the following sub-topics:
- Service development
- Service hosting
- Consuming service
- End to end communication
- Communication security
Presentation material, references, and sample code will be made available.
Nazmul is a seasoned consultant with over 15 years of software development experience primarily on Microsoft platform. He began his career writing client applications and switched between client and web application development. His interests lie in object and relational modeling as well as developing design patterns and raising code security, performance, maintainability, and scalability. He’s currently the CEO of Naz-Tek, and regularly blogs on technology matters and runs the local WCF user group, hosting monthly (1st Wednesday of the month at noon) knowledge share meetings at Bloomington Microsoft. His main focus is to bring efficiency and quantitative measures into the software development industry and reorient the general concept of information technology as an investment center rather than a cost center.