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ASP.NET Web API by Joydip Kanjilal

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Chapter 3. Working with RESTful Services

Now that we have a good grasp of the concepts of REST and resources, let's explore how we can create RESTful services using WCF. In this chapter, we will discuss WCF in depth, and then create a RESTful service. Note that a RESTful service exposes resources as URIs, and uses HTTP methods to perform CRUD operations.

In this chapter, we will cover the following points:

  • Exploring WCF
  • WCF bindings
  • WCF security
  • Creating a WCF service
  • Making the WCF service RESTful
  • Specifying the binding information
  • Hosting the service

We will start this chapter with an in-depth discussion of Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)—the technology of choice for building scalable, secure services.

Exploring Windows Communication Foundation ...

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