July 2013 Blog Posts

RIA Services Silverlight NuGet Packages

As we look forward to the Open RIA Services project, we want to make sure we’re helping lay out a transition for those that desire to make the switch.  As part of that transition plan, we have just published 2 new NuGet packages for RIA Services: the Silverlight Client and the Silverlight DomainDataSource control.  These packages can be used instead of adding references from the WCF RIA Services MSI installation.  By referencing these libraries via NuGet instead of from the MSI, you’ll be better poised to switch to Open RIA Services packages when they exist, and you’ll have fewer dependencies...

posted @ Monday, July 15, 2013 3:21 PM | Feedback (2)

RIA Services is Getting Open-Sourced

It’s about time, right‽  In fact, it has been 3 and a half years since I first declared that getting RIA Services open-sourced was my stretch goal. Since then, I’ve seen dozens of forum posts, hundreds of tweets, and over 13,000 page-views for my original declaration.  There was even a time during a LIDNUG call when Scott Guthrie was directly asked what it was going to take to get RIA Services open-sourced.  This has been an important topic to a lot of people for a long time, and I am finally happy to announce it’s happening! Open RIA Services...

posted @ Wednesday, July 3, 2013 12:49 PM | Feedback (15)