Chapter 17. Networking with SOAP and RESTful services

This chapter covers

  • Networking basics
  • Working with SOAP services
  • Using REST services, shared models, and MVVM
  • Serializing JSON and XML

It’s rare to find an app that doesn’t use resources out on a network. We live in a world of connected applications. Even apps as benign as games often phone home with metrics and usage data, high scores, update checks, ad metrics, and much more. For an application platform to be considered viable, it must have first-class networking support.

In this chapter, we’ll first take a quick look at the networking APIs available for use in WinRT and .NET 4.5. From there, we’ll dive right into learning about integrating with SOAP services. Even though SOAP services ...

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