From Zero to a Service-Oriented Architecture by Paul Sheriff

From Zero to a Service-Oriented Architecture
(or Synchronous to Asynchronous Programming)

by Paul Sheriff


Your boss has asked you to recreate your ASP.NET or Desktop application as a Metro (Windows 8), Silverlight or Windows Phone application. However you know you now need to use a web service to accomplish this. How do you take your existing 2-tier application and convert it to a service-oriented architecture?

This session will present a step-by-step approach to converting a 2-tier application into a WCF service application. You will learn the steps you take and see why you want to take advantage of this powerful architecture. Each step will be explained as to the how and why you need to do that step. You will learn where you should, and where you should not, use WCF in your applications. At the end of this session you will have the steps you need to migrate your existing applications to an asynchronous, service-oriented architecture.

About the Speaker:

Paul Sheriff is the CEO and President of PDSA, Inc., a Microsoft Partner in Southern California. PDSA, Inc. has provided customers with high quality custom software, training, and architecture services since 1991.

Paul has been using .NET since Beta 1 and has written over 180 articles and blogs and 15 days of courseware on .NET. Paul lectures at various conferences on .NET, including DevConnections, Tech Ed, VSLive, and user groups around the world.

Paul has over twenty five years of experience architecting information systems and his expertise is in much demand from companies such as Microsoft, TransAmerica, PacifiCare, Rockwell, American Express, J.D. Powers & Associates and many others. Over the years Paul has written hundreds of articles for many different publications, and is a contributing author to CoDe magazine. Paul has published several books and special reports on various technical and IT subjects.


BLANKSPACES is located at 5405 Wilshire Blvd. The building is on the corner of Wilshire and Cloverdale. The main entrance is on the Cloverdale side.


There is usually street parking available near BLANKSPACES, and also two public lots close by:

- On Cloverdale, south of Wilshire
- On Wilshire, east of Cloverdale


There will be a $5.00 donation at the door to cover food and drinks.

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  • Naveen Venkat

    Great presentation, right to the point and very practical.

    April 1, 2013

  • Craig Shaynak

    Server crashing here... So sorry for late notice.

    April 1, 2013

  • Neil Aragon

    I am a .Net developer seeking to better understand the subject matter tonight

    April 1, 2013

  • Brett Morrison

    I'm looking forward to the event tonight as well. We're looking for Engineers with Orchard CMS experience to work by the beach in Santa Monica:­

    1 · April 1, 2013

  • Nicole Rogers

    I look forward to networking. I'm hiring .net developers for 3 different clients right now.

    March 31, 2013

  • Nicole Rogers

    I'm hiring, please find me.

    March 31, 2013

  • ETZ

    Hope there will be a parking near by.

    March 26, 2013

    • Hattan

      There's street parking and two public lots. Please see the Parking section above (in the event description) for more information.

      March 29, 2013

  • Kevin Harris

    Hey! That’s good. Certainly for an ASP.NET developer who is wanting to learn all steps for converting an existing 2-tier application into a WCF service application. I feel this is going to be highly elaborative. I would attend it too.

    1 · March 11, 2013

  • Manuel Perez

    I'd love to go there and learn the Service-Oriented Architecture

    March 9, 2013

  • Greg Palma

    Paul Sheriffs seminar? If in SoCal ..I'm there..

    March 6, 2013

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