The Midlands PASS Chapter will be meeting next Thursday night, May 7, at Training Concepts. We have the privilege of welcoming the head of our sister group, the Columbia Enterprise Developer's Guild, Chris Eargle. Chris is a C# MVP and INETA Community Champion.
Chris Eargle began coding shareware in his teens for the Legend of the Red Dragon by Seth Able Robinson. From there, he developed a career unintentionally following the products of Anders Hejlsberg: from Turbo Pascal to Delphi to C#. He is currently an enterprise architect at South Carolina Farm Bureau Insurance in Columbia, SC.
Chris is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional – Visual C# and an INETA Community Champion. He is the president of the Columbia Enterprise Developers Guild and enjoys speaking at code camps, conferences, and user group meetings.
TOPIC: RESTful Data
REST is an architectural style that allows for a layered, scalable, and cacheable enterprise information system. With ADO.NET Data Services, a database can be surfaced to a service as a REST-style resource collection that is addressable with natural URIs and can be interacted with using the usual HTTP verbs: GET, POST, PUT, and DELETE. This session will describe RESTful Data, the benefits it conveys, and its uses. Then we will set up a data service using an existing database that developers would then access rather than accessing the database directly.