What is REST (Representational State Transfer)

REST (Representational State Transfer) defines a set of architectural principles by which you can design Web services that focus on a system’s resources. REST, which was first introduced by Roy Fielding (Univ. of California, Irvine) in the year 2000, is a simpler alternative to SOAP/WSDL based web services. A web service is said to be ‘RESTful’ when it is implemented using the principles of REST. Over the past couple of years web technology giants have started adopting REST and RESTful services heavily underscoring their significance.

Best Practices: Database Operations

Few things that you could consider as part of better coding practice and for better application performance.

How to use Namespace Alias Qualifier – (global)

As you know a code file can declare multiple namespaces – stand-alone ones or nested ones. The types under the namespaces with the same name are treated as one single logical group. Types that are not declared in any namespace are considered to be in the “global” namespace, which is the outer-most, default one.

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Part 1

This article explains the need for a new platform to exploit the graphics power of today’s computer systems. This provides background information on the evolution of WPF and covers why user experience is an important consideration in application design. WPF is an integrated client platform and next generation of development tools for building Windows client applications.

Simple Web Form Post in ASP.NET

Here is one small sample code, which takes input from a text box inside a web form and displays the input on submitting the form.

Dynamically Populate Combo Box using Dataset

This article shows how to populate a Combo Box dynamically using dataset.

How to make API calls in .NET

A sample process showing how can we make Windows API calls in .NET