While Azure provides a very powerful mobile service, you may decide to connect to another type of service, such as one employing a RESTful interface or using the Windows Communications Framework (WCF). Both are very different. In this chapter, we will look at both.
In this chapter, we will:
Before we look at the interface, we need to understand what REST is. In its simplest terms, REST is a set of six constraints, which when applied to an architecture (such as a web service) gives the basis of the RESTful style.
While it is outside the scope of this book to look at the architecture, there are many very good ...