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SouthBay.NET: WCF is Dead. Long Live WCF!

There is a new confluence of thought developing in the industry at large that we will explore. Models of distributed system design are emerging for which WCF’s varied and extensible feature stack is very applicable. But to leverage WCF to express these new models efficiently, the old way of programming WCF must die. It is time to anoint a new WCF. We need a better way to build distributed systems. What we really need is a Service-oriented Programming Model.

In this session Michael 'Monty' Montgomery will show you a very different WCF. A WCF without config files. A WCF without knobs to set. One based on conventions. WCF that is easy to test. WCF that is clean and simple. A new WCF built from simple techniques that you can easily employ yourself. Along the way Monty will reveal the aspects of service-orientation that are foundational to creating a service-oriented-programming model and to Modern Software Architecture in general. You can even take these aspects and apply them to other connectivity stacks or platforms to create a consistent service-oriented programming model across your entire distributed ecosystem. 

About Michael ‘Monty’ Montgomery
Michael ‘Monty’ Montgomery is a master software architect with IDesign, specializing in .NETdistributed system design, state-of-the-art service-oriented techniques and mentorship. Monty’s passion is helping his students and clients master IDesign’s original methodologies to successfully deliver innovative distributed systems on-time, on-budget and on-quality. Along the way, Monty has managed, mentored and trained countless teams while helping them to build ground-breaking (and labor-saving) service-oriented infrastructures on the .NET stack. Monty teaches IDesign’s unique Architecture Clinic, an intense, hands-on system design experience. Through ‘the Clinic’ Monty has trained and mentored hundreds of architects around the world while helping them design their real world systems. Monty also teaches IDesign’s world renowned Architect and WCF Master Classes for clients in deeply engaging, onsite classes. Monty has published many articles on architecture always sharing his unique ‘from the field’ perspective. Monty speaks regularly at .NET, IASA and industry related events around the country.

6:30 pm doors open 
6:45 pm announcements 
7:00 pm presentation 

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  • al f.

    5 · August 7, 2014

  • Robert R.

    cannot make it either. sorry.

    August 6, 2014

  • Doug M.

    I can't make it down there for this. Any chance it will be recorded?

    1 · August 5, 2014

    • Jon A S.

      Same here. I have to relinquish my seat. I too hope that it can be recorded.

      August 5, 2014

    • Carl K.

      Same here. Too much work. :-(

      August 6, 2014

  • al f.

    I will attempt to record the presentation. No guarantees though, and the quality may not be good, but it may be better than nothing.

    3 · August 6, 2014

    • Jon A S.

      Thank you very much.

      1 · August 6, 2014

  • Eric L.

    I want to meet people faced with having to implement complex W3C compliant Schema definitions in a .NET development project. I'm seeking a pilot project to use our readily generated strong-type DLLs from any W3C Schema. Contact me[masked] or [masked]

    July 27, 2014

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