Working with OData Protocol

The Open Data Protocol (OData) is a web protocol that is used for querying and updating data. It is a REST - based protocol that you can use for CRUD operations on your data against resources exposed as data services. The Open Data Protocol is a new standard following the REST (Representation State Transfer) architectural style whose goal is to enable applications to expose data as a service through intranet or the Web. It relies on the HTTP, Atom Publishing Protocol (Atom Pub) and JSON. It is the web-based equivalent of ODBC, OLEDB, ADO.NET and JDBC. In OData, data is provided through URIs and common HTTP verbs like, GET, PUT, POST and DELETE.

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Joydip Kanjilal

Joydip Kanjilal is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in ASP.NET, Speaker and Author of several books and articles. He has more than 16 years of industry experience in IT with more than 10 years in Microsoft .NET and its related technologies. He was selected as MSDN Featured Developer of the Fortnight (MSDN) a number of times and also as Community Credit Winner at several times. He is also certified by Brainbench in ASP.NET 4 and .NET Framework 4.

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Visual Studio Six in One (Wrox Publishers)
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Entity Framework Tutorial (Packt Publishing)
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ASP.NET Data Presentation Controls Essentials (Packt Publishing)

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