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Learning MonoTouch: A Hands-On Guide to Building iOS Applications with C# and .NET by Michael Bluestein

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9. Connecting to Web Services

MonoTouch provides a very rich set of capabilities for connecting applications to web services. By bringing .NET to the iPhone, you get support for consuming web services through common .NET mechanisms. Additionally, MonoTouch’s bridge to CocoaTouch gives you even more options by making its HTTP stack available as well. In this chapter, we’ll explore the landscape of web services under MonoTouch, demonstrating the various technologies available to create web-connected applications.

Connecting to REST-based Web Services

REST is an architectural pattern for developing web services that uses the design and infrastructure of the Web and the HTTP protocol. From a client perspective, this involves making HTTP requests ...

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