AppFabric team today, announced a couple of initiatives to make it even easier to get started learning and using the Service Bus: the AppFabric Service Bus NuGet Package and the Service Bus Samples CodePlex Site.
Both Samples and SDK are still available as a download from MSDN, but these new choices might be simpler and more convenient:
Service Bus on NuGet is an open source package manager for .Net which’s integrated into Visual Studio and makes it simple to install and update libraries. While traditionally you would need to download an install an SDK before using it within your projects, NuGet adds a new ‘Add Library Package Reference’ option to VS which downloads, configures and updates the references you select automatically. The Service Bus NuGet Package contains two DLL files and configuration information needed to use the AppFabric May CTP – you can use this package instead of needing to download and install the Windows Azure AppFabric SDK v2.0 CTP May 2011 Update.
Service Bus Samples on CodePlex: The team now offers a new way to find and browse library of sample code at new CodePlex site. “We’ll be using the CodePlex site to help get more samples, tools and utilities out into your hands early and often. You can Browse the Source Code online or Download a copy if you prefer. Our CodePlex site licenses sample code to you under the open Apache 2.0 License – we’re hopeful that makes it easier to re-use, re-distribute and share our sample code and tools. We’ll be adding more code to the site regularly.” the team stated.
[Source: AppFabric team blog]