//build is the one of the most renowned developer conference to watch out for anyone working on the Microsoft technologies. You get to hear about the latest and greatest announcements from Microsoft. For 2017 this event happened from May 10-12. At Bangalore, as a part of B.Net and Xhackers user groups, we had organized an in person event doing a recap of some of the developer focused announcements from build 2017.  The agenda of the event was as follows :

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It was an interesting mix of topics ranging from Xamarin, Azure, .Net Core to .Net Framework. As a special invitee, we also had Ben Ishiyama Levy (Microsoft & Xamarin MVP) who travelled from Singapore to talk about Xamarin related stuffs. I took up the topic of WCF Microservices in Windows Containers.

WCF has always been one of the robust frameworks for building service oriented applications. With the containers and microservices taking center stage these days, this session gave an overview of how WCF services can be architected in Microservices fashion and how they can be deployed in to Windows containers. Below are the topics that were covered in the session.

  1. Introduction to Containers – What are containers and How they differ from VMs ?
  2. Container fundamentals – What are the different key concepts ?
  3. Introduction to Windows Containers – Windows Server Containers and Hyper V Containers
  4. Demo of WCF service running within a windows container

Materials used

Slide deck : https://www.slideshare.net/svswaminathan/wcf-microservices-in-containers

Code samples : http://github.com/microsoft/wcf-docker-samples

On demand videos :  https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2017/

Overall we had about 60 participants who were very interactive and stayed through the entire day 🙂