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Essential Windows Communication Foundation: For .NET Framework 3.5 by Chris Bowen, Richard Crane, Steve Resnick

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9. Diagnostics

AS YOU’VE SEEN in the previous chapters, WCF offers numerous options for configuring your distributed applications and for extending WCF with custom code. Combine that with the complexities of cross-machine and even cross-company interactions and you have many places to look for sources of unexpected behavior.

Debugging distributed applications can be a challenging prospect. Even if you do have access to the processes and symbol tables necessary for stepping through flow across service call boundaries, remote logic might have been created by a different team with different coding and execution practices. There is also the difficulty of filtering diagnostic information to isolate a particular flow of execution—for example, a single ...

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