"Pictures Services is a simple Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service that is returns pictures from the computer in which the service is being hosted. The Picture Services 1.1 sample demonstrates the following:
- How to build a Syndication Service using WCF and the .NET Framework 3.5
- Expose syndication feeds in both RSS and ATOM format
- Build RESTful services using WCF and UriTemplates
- Expose documentation from a WCF Syndication Service
- Load and process an RSS or ATOM feed from another site using the System.Syndication APIs
- Customize RSS feeds using the Syndication APIs to support IE Simple List Extensions
- Include enclosures within an RSS feed using the System.Syndication APIs
- Use services in a variety of hosts including IIS, Windows Forms, and a console application
- Integrate with Windows Desktop Search
- Retrieve custom metadata from the file system including ratings and tags
- Implement a custom provider model
- Build unit tests for WCF syndication services"
I’ve been spending some time over the last month digging deeper into what’s new in the Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) & Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) in the .NET Framework 3.5. Picture Services was put together by the same team of folks who put together http://www.DinnerNow.net. I’ve looked through the sample. It’s a nice showcase of the REST & Syndication features of WCF 3.5. Check it out here.