Chapter 3. The AJAX Application Server: Windows Communication Foundation’s Web Programming Model

After completing this chapter, you will

  • Understand the Web programming model for Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) in the Microsoft .NET 3.5 Framework.

  • Understand how to use WebGet and WebInvoke to provide Web-style services.

  • Understand HTTP verbs, headers, and status codes.

  • Understand the architectural principles of Representational State Transfer (REST).

  • Understand how to use WCF syndication services to generate syndicated feeds.

  • Understand how to implement HTTP handlers to process the raw HTTP context.

WCF and the Web Programming Model

WCF was introduced in the .NET 3.0 Framework. It was designed to provide a unified programming model for communications, ...

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