WROX.COM CODE DOWNLOADS FOR THIS CHAPTER
The wrox.com code downloads for this chapter are found on this book's webpage on Wrox.com on the Download Code tab. The code can also be found at
http://github.com/benperk/BeginningCSharp7. The code is in the Chapter24 folder and individually named according to the names throughout the chapter.
In recent years, as use of the Internet has become more ubiquitous, there has been a rapid increase in web services. A web service is like a website that is used by a computer instead of a person. For example, instead of browsing to a website about your favorite TV program, you might instead use a desktop application that pulled in the same information via a web service. The advantage here is that the same web service could be used by all sorts of applications and, indeed, by websites. Also, you can write your own application or website that uses third‐party web services. Perhaps you might combine information about your favorite TV program with a mapping service to show filming locations.
The .NET Framework has supported web services for a long time now. However, in the more recent versions of the framework, web services have been combined with another technology, called remoting, to create Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), which is a generic infrastructure for communication between applications. ...