There might be something very interesting for you in FM#. Maybe a interesting example of the usage, of C# implicit casting operator? … Wait, what is FM#?
FM# is (my) C# library of Foundation Mechanisms (aka FM).
For a start, let me offer some magic. Lets look in the method cast() of the util class. This method is used to get the value from the xml node, and cast it implicitly, to the C# variable of the same type. Reminder: value of the xml node is always an string. Confusing. Let’s just use this then. Here is the method footprint: Continue reading “C Sharp implicit casting”
Apparently url http://astoria.mslivelabs.com does not exist any more. This is where Project “Astoria” liveth. What happened next, is explained (also) in this presentation. Although terminology is somewhat confused or plain wrong but nevertheless a lot of useful hands-on information is delivered.
It is based on the REST concepts. There is no SOAP in view. No WS-*, etc.
None of the key concepts Microsoft at large, and “his” blog-happy uber-developers have been trumpeting into our ears for last few years. And very loudly so with that. Now comes “ASTORIA” and the REST. All change!