Introduction The way I previously created messages to send to the GovTalk service I used the XMLDocument to create the request. While this worked it left a number of problems; not least that for every message a special function would need to created. This is OK for the short term but the biggest cost in […]
Any website will start with a handful of users and grow (hopefully) to many thousands. Azure allows you to control the amount of server resources your application will use, and hence the cost of hosting – with low use at the start and growing as the site requirements change. One aspect that needs to work […]
Well it is time to start creating the application. After the problems detailed in the last post we will not currently be using the Azure Tools. That said there are a few things we need to download. Visual Studio 2010 (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/dd582936.aspx) WCF RIA Services (http://silverlight.net/getstarted/riaservices/) Install both of those. Start Visual Studio 2010 Select File, […]
The most expensive part of an application is not in the writing, it is in the maintenance in the years after. New Item templates in .Net 4.0 make writing multi-tier applications with a secure database backend really easy – but Azure does not yet support .Net 4.0.
Introducing the application that this diary details the development of.