This application is an end-to-end sample application for .NET Enterprise Application Server technologies. It is a service-oriented application based on Windows Communication Foundation (.NET 3.0) and ASP.NET, and illustrates many of the .NET enterprise development technologies for building highly scalable, rich "enterprise-connected" applications. It is designed as a benchmark kit to illustrate alternative technologies within .NET and their relative performance. The application offers full interoperability with Java Enterprise, including IBM WebSphere's Trade 6.1 sample application, and newly provided implementations on Oracle Application Server 10G (OC4J) and Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3 (Oracle implementations included with the download below). As such, the application offers an excellent opportunity for developers to learn about .NET and building interoperable, service-oriented applications.
The ADO.NET Data Services framework consists of a combination of patterns and libraries that enable the creation and consumption of data services for the web. The goal of the ADO.Net Data Services framework is to facilitate the creation of flexible data services that are naturally integrated with the web, using URIs to point to pieces of data and simple, well-known formats to represent that data, such as JSON and plain XML. This results in the data service being surfaced to the web as a REST-style resource collection that is addressable with URIs and that agents can interact with using the usual HTTP verbs such as GET, POST or DELETE. Many of the Microsoft cloud data services (Windows Azure tables, SQL Data Services, etc.) expose data using the same REST interaction conventions followed by ADO.NET Data Services. This enables using the ADO.NET Data Services client libraries and developer tools when working not only with on premises services created using the ADO.NET Data Services Fra
LTAF is an integration test framework developed by the Microsoft ASP.NET QA Team. Integration tests are different than unit tests, they actually test what a user would be doing by opening up the browser and filling in textboxes or clicking links. LTAF is nice because you write your tests in C# and run them in the browser of your choice, the disadvantage to this is you can’t have it easily integrate with a continuous integration system like CruiseControl.NET since there is no runner.