Well, I’m back from holidays and about to get my teeth stuck into some more interesting technology. For the next week, I’ve decided to focus on a concept involving the serving of static (cachable) content – typically straight HTML – combined with AJAX and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services using a RESFTful approach. So far everything has gone according to plan.
WCF has some exciting built-in support for directing REST requests to web service methods and handling formatting both in and outbound. Combined with some AJAX based user interface, I’m hoping to be able to facilitate a very, very well performing and scalable solution using minimal resources. As I said earlier.. time will tell.
I’ll also be toying with a few different approaches to data access, I’ll keep the details mum for now until I’ve had a chance to evaluate the performance impact of the designs I’m considering. So stay tuned.. I know it has been quite a while since the last decent technical entry.. but something decent will be along soon enough!
While I’m putting this together.. I’m still on the hunt for a new opportunity, so if you (or someone you trust) is in the market for decent IT talent, please get in touch. My operators are standing by.