OData Programming Cookbook for .NET Developers

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 376 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook (July 25, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849685924
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849685924

eBook Description:

OData Programming Cookbook for .NET Developers

  • Master OData programming concepts and skills by implementing practical examples and apply them in real-world scenarios
  • Find simple and handy means to resolve common OData programming issues more effectively
  • Explore the new OData programming features in latest and future versions of WCF Data Service
  • Well-designed recipes that are organized in complete categories such as server-side programming, client-side programming, hosting and configuration, and security

OData Programming Cookbook for .NET Developers

Odata (Open Data Protocol) is a Web protocol for querying and updating data that provides a way to unlock your data and free it from silos that exist in applications today. OData enables data access among a variety of applications, services, and stores by adopting existing Web technologies such as HTTP, XML, and JSON. This book deals with common OData programming cases over the Microsoft .NET Framework platform and eases the learning curve for a .NET developer to start incorporating OData in data service development.

This book provides a collection of recipes that help .NET developers to get familiar with OData programming in a quick and efficient manner. The recipes cover most OData features from the former ADO.NET Data Service to the current WCF Data Service platform. In addition, all the sample cases here are based on real-world scenarios and issues that .NET developers might come across when programming with OData in application development.

This book will be your handy guide with basic to advanced walkthroughs of common OData programming cases for the Microsoft .NET Framework platform. You will learn quick solutions to necessary tasks to integrate the power of OData at both server-side and client-side.

This book will help you master the use of OData with .NET Framework by taking you through hands-on and practical recipes. It starts by talking about the common means for building OData services and consuming OData services in client applications. Then, some more specific topics like hosting, configuration and security are discussed. The book also covers many popular and interesting topics such as integrating OData in web applications, and developing data-driven mobile applications with OData. Moreover, you can also find quite a few recipes discussing real-world OData producers and new features in latest and future versions.

Within OData Programming Cookbook for .NET Developers, all the recipes are selected based on real-world scenarios that you will commonly come across. Each recipe covers a specific topic, going from the description of the problem, through a conceptual solution, to a solution containing sample code. By following these recipes, you can acquire how to program with OData in a simple, effective, and easy manner.

What you will learn from this book

  • Build OData service with relational database
  • Create OData service with custom data sources
  • Consume OData service with strong-type service proxy
  • Access OData service by sending raw HTTP requests
  • Use query options to perform advanced OData service query
  • Apply dynamic HTTP compression for IIS hosted OData service
  • Host OData service with Windows Azure Cloud platform
  • Use JQuery for OData service query in AJAX web application
  • Access OData service in Window Phone 7 applications
  • Manipulate document library in Sharepoint 2010 sites through OData endpoint
  • Secure OData service with ASP.NET Forms authentication
  • Work with binary data stream in OData service


The recipes in this book are easy to understand and follow as the author discusses real-world scenarios.

It is not a comprehensive reference to the whole of OData, but a practical guide that boosts proficiency when working with the various aspects of OData programming. The examples are supported by relevant background information for ease of understanding.

Who this book is for

If you are a .NET developer and you want to learn how to use OData in real-world data access application development, then this book is for you. To follow the recipes you will need to be comfortable with .NET Framework, Visual Studio IDE, C# language, and the basics of web programming like HTTP, XML, JSON.

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