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Jeremy Likness was named Silverlight MVP of the Year in 2010. Now Senior Consultant and Technical Project Manager for Wintellect, LLC, he has spent the past decade building highly scalable web-based commercial solutions using the Microsoft technology stack. He has fifteen years of experience developing enterprise applications in vertical markets including insurance, health/wellness, supply chain management, and mobility. He is the creator of the popular MVVM framework Jounce and an open source Silverlight Isolated Storage Database System called Sterling. Likness speaks and blogs frequently on Silverlight, MEF, Prism, Team Foundation Server, and related Microsoft technologies. Jeremy is a DZone MVB and is not an employee of DZone and has posted 57 posts at DZone. You can read more from them at their website. View Full User Profile

The Windows Runtime and the Web

12.21.2013
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A big “thank you” to the Chattanooga .NET Users Group for hosting my talk last night. 

I presented “Windows Runtime and the Web.” Although this talk is similar to one I presented earlier at DevLink, I updated the content exclusively for Windows 8.1 and added some new features. The topics I cover include:

  • The WebView Internet Explorer control
  • Using HttpClient for RESTful service calls and more advanced manipulation of HTTP-based content
  • OData / WCF Data Services Client
  • SOAP clients
  • Syndication of RSS and ATOM Feeds
  • WebSockets
  • TCP Sockets
  • Windows Azure Mobile Web Services (WAMS)
  • Live Tiles
I uploaded the full deck to SlideShare and the source code is all available on the WinRT Examples CodePlex site.

Here is the talk summary:

The Windows Runtime is the runtime that drives Windows 8.1 and the new Windows Store apps. The runtime enables developers to build rich client apps that run natively on Window 8.1 devices. In this session, Jeremy Likness explores the various built-in components and APIs that enable Windows Store apps to connect to SOAP, REST, and OData endpoints and syndicate RSS and Atom feeds as well as connect to sockets and cloud services. Learn how these tools make it easy to build Windows Store apps that are alive and connected to the internet.(c) 2011-2013 Jeremy Likness.
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