Last post Apr 06, 2009 05:14 PM by Yavor Georgiev - MSFT
Mar 26, 2009 10:04 PM|weslleywang|LINK
I post this at XML Web Service and get no reply. maybe I should post here.
I just built a asp.net 2.0 web site. Now I need add REST so I can communicate with another web application. I've worked with 2 SOAP web service project before, but have no experise with REST at all. I guest only a couple weeks would works fine. after google,
I found it's not that easy.
This is what I found:
There is NO REST out of box of asp.net.
WCF REST Starter Kit Codeplex Preview 2 base on .net 3.5 and still in beta
Rest ASP.NET Example
REST Web Services in ASP.NET 2.0 (C#)
Handling POST and PUT methods with Lullaby
Now my question,
a) Is a REST solution for .net 2.0? if yes, which one is best solution?
b) if I have to, how hard to migrate my asp.net from 2.0 to 3.5? is it as simple as just compile, or I have to change a lot code?
c) WCF REST Starter Kit is good enough to use in production?
d) Do I have to learn WCF first, then WCF REST Starter Kit? where is the best place to start?
My time is very tight, any help, hint, I appreciate it a lot.
Apr 06, 2009 05:14 PM|Yavor Georgiev - MSFT|LINK
I don't know too much about building REST apps on ASP.NET 2.0. To answer your migration question, I think the best place to ask is the
ASP.NET migration forum. I think it should be pretty straightforward to migrate from 2.0 to 3.5.
Once you've migrated over, you should consdier the WCF REST Starter Kit or http://www.asp.net/mvc (whichever technology suits your needs better).
The Starter Kit does not come with a go-live license, however WCF's REST capabilities are definitely production-grade. The Starter Kit is just a thin wrapper on these capabilities.