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Windows® Phone 8 Unleashed by Daniel Vaughan

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Introduction to OData

The example app for this section consumes live eBay data, which is exposed using the Open Data Protocol (OData). OData is a web protocol for querying and updating data. It defines operations on resources using HTTP verbs (PUT, POST, UPDATE, and DELETE), and it identifies those resources using a standard URI syntax. Data is transferred over HTTP using the AtomPub or JSON standards. For AtomPub, the OData protocol defines some conventions on the standard to support the exchange of query and schema information.

For in-depth information on the OData standard, visit http://odata.org.

A key advantage of the OData protocol is its accessibility by a broad range of clients. Client libraries are available for Windows Phone, iPhone, ...

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