June 5, 2007
Learning WCF-New from O'Reilly: Master WCF and SOA Fundamentals
This easy-to-use introduction is for intermediate to advanced developers
who want a more conceptual understanding of Microsoft's new Windows
Communication Foundation (WCF) for building service-oriented applications.
Learning WCF (O'Reilly, $44.99) gives you a complete overview of WCF's
core concepts and features so that you understand how and when to apply
With more than 100 code samples, more than 20 hands-on labs, and detailed
answers to the most common questions asked by developers, author and
leading expert Michele Leroux Bustamante illuminates the elegance and
usefulness of this new platform.
"The technology is quite new, but there is really no better way to build
service-oriented and distributed systems," says Bustamante. "Any architect
and developer looking at SOA, or working on a distributed application,
simply must invest in WCF. But there are so many buttons and knobs in WCF
that you really need some guidance to get started and to help you make
correct configuration and design choices. My book answers the most common
Even if you've already played with WCF, this book's detailed coverage of
everything from fundamental concepts to advanced scenarios is certain to
deepen your knowledge of important topics, including:
- Contracts: Learn to design service contracts, create data contracts for
complex type serialization, work with other serializable types, and
perform custom serialization to handle contract-first and contract
- Bindings: Discover practical uses for each of the core bindings for
intranet and Internet applications, and learn how to customize those
binding configurations for specific scenarios such as dealing with large
messages and streaming.
- Hosting: Learn the appropriate uses and the benefits of several hosting
environments, including Windows applications, Windows services, IIS, and
the Windows Activation Service.
- Instancing and Concurrency: Configure services to run as singletons, to
provide support for application sessions, or to run as scalable
sessionless services, and learn how to manage throughput and throttle
- Reliability: Apply features such as reliable sessions, distributed
transactions, and queued messaging.
- Security: Learn how WCF supports fundamental security requirements for
mutual authentication and message protection, learn how to manage runtime
identities, explore various authorization modes, and more.
- Exceptions and Faults: Learn error handling concepts including debugging
techniques, exception management, and fault contracts.
If you want to get a jump on this new technology, Learning WCF is
exactly the book you need.
About the Author:
Michele Leroux Bustamante is Chief Architect of IDesign Inc., Microsoft
Regional Director for San Diego, Microsoft MVP for Connected Systems, and
a BEA Technical Director. At IDesign Michele provides training, mentoring
and high-end architecture consulting services focusing on Web services,
scalable and secure architecture design for .NET, interoperability and
globalization architecture. She is a member of the International .NET
Speakers Association (INETA), a frequent conference presenter, conference
chair for SD West, and is frequently published in several major technology
journals. Michele is also on the board of directors for IASA
(International Association of Software Architects), and a Program Advisor
to UCSD Extension.
More information about the book, including table of contents, index,
author bio, and samples
By Michele Leroux Bustamante
ISBN: 0-596-10162-7, Pages, 582, $44.99 US, $58.99 CA
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