Windows Presentation Foundation with Prism and Unity makes assembling applications at runtime from loosely coupled Modules easy -- provided you don't have competing Modules and don't need to communicate between them. Here's how to solve those two problems.
There are two strategies that you can follow in pulling together the modules that make up your WPF composable application: Central Control and Distributed Control. Here’s how to implement both of them.
WPF with Prism and Unity allow you to create loosely-coupled applications that assemble themselves at run time. Here's how Prism and Unity allow you to dynamically integrate business logic into your application.
If you're building Windows Presentation Foundation applications that will change over time or have some combination of complex workflows, rich user interaction, and significant presentation or business logic, Microsoft recommends that you add Prism and Unity to your toolkit. That's good advice.
Peter pays a final visit to the WCF 4.5 WebSockets implementation to take advantage of the WebSocketService class and build a service in six lines of code (not counting configuration and client-side code, of course).
Peter Vogel continues his exploration of WCF 4.5's support for WebSockets by writing the code to accept data from the client and then return data to the client whenever that data becomes available.
Peter introduces WCF 4.5's support for WebSockets first by describing why you care and then by setting up to build a bi-directional service using Windows Server 8, and Visual Studio 11.
While Windows Communication Foundation 4.5 has lots of little improvements, the ASP.NET Web API is a very big change. You'll probably end up taking advantage of both, so here's what's in the pipeline for you.
By having your Data Annotations implement the IClientValidatable interface, you can make it easy for developers to integrate your client-side validation into your Views.
Validation should begin as close to your database as possible: in your Entity Framework entities. Here's how you can integrate validation code into both the entities the Entity Framework generates and the ones you write.
While you can create classes that contain their own validation code, there are scenarios where it makes sense to separate validation code from the properties it validates using DataAnnotations.
WPF provides the richest environment for developers to incorporate standalone validation classes into their user interfaces—and for business object developers to support an application's user interface.