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Windows Azure™ Step by Step by Roberto Brunetti

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Chapter 8. WCF Data Services and OData

After completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Understand Open Data Protocol (OData).

  • Expose an Entity Data Model to REST/HTTP protocols.

  • Use REST queries against an exposed model.

  • Execute CRUD operations from a remote client.

  • Build a WCF Data Service client application.

Open Data Protocol (OData) is an emerging protocol for querying and updating data across the web. It uses existing technologies such as HTTP, JSON (JavaScript Object Notation), and Atom Publishing Protocol (AtomPub) to provide abstract access to a variety of services, stores, applications, and data.

Microsoft supports OData in a growing list of products, including Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Visual ...

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