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ServiceStack (https://servicestack.net/) is a "thoughtfully architected, obscenely fast, thoroughly enjoyable" web services framework. In this session, we'll build a full-featured ReST API. If you've ever built web services using WCF or WebAPI, you'll find ServiceStack's clean architecture, POCO models and request/response approach a breath of fresh air.
We'll look at getting up and running with ServiceStack; implementing your first service method; building a strongly-typed API client package, documenting your API. We'll cover profiling, logging, IOC, authentication - and some of ServiceStack's advanced features like SwaggerUI integration and the Markdown view engine. We'll look at testing, and how ServiceStack enables a granular approach to testing, from mocking service dependencies up to full integration tests with a local HTTP listener and LocalDB SQL database.
Come along if you're fed up of the XML hell of WCF configuration; if you're tired of WebAPI treating your resources as glorified pages; if you want to host Razor-driven websites without using IIS, or if you're just curious about the state of the art in .NET web application architecture.
Please Note These are hands on sessions, so please bring a laptop and power leads as well as recent version of Visual Studio (2010, 2012 or 2013)
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ServiceStack : Once You Go 'Stack, You'll Never Go Back
Dylan Beattie is a systems architect, developer, and Microsoft MVP, who has built everything from tiny standalone websites to large-scale distributed systems. He created his first web page in 1992, and he's been building data-driven interactive web applications since the days of Windows NT 4. He's currently the CTO at Skills Matter in London, where he juggles his time between working on their software platform and supporting their conference and community teams. From 2003 to 2018, Dylan worked as webmaster, then IT Manager, and then systems architect at Spotlight (www.spotlight.com), where his first-hand experience of watching an organisation and its codebase evolve over more than a decade provided him with a unique insight into how everything from web standards and API design to Conway's Law and recruitment ends up influencing a company’s code and culture.