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Exam Ref 70-487: Developing Windows Azure and Web Services by Wouter de Kort William Ryan and Shane Milton

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Objective 3.8: Implement messaging patterns

Message exchange patterns (MEPs) are mechanisms that describe how the client and the server should exchange data. There are three primary MEPs to choose from: datagram, request-response, and duplex.

WCF provides communication patterns, so if you’re familiar with these concepts in any other version or technology, they will be familiar to you.

Implementing one-way, request/reply, streaming, and duplex communication

Normally, you will call a service’s operation and wait for a response. The response might indicate that nothing happened, but it still indicates ...

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