Chapter 4. WCF 101

In this chapter:

WCF Quick Start 74

WCF Gross Anatomy from the Outside 89

WCF Gross Anatomy from the Inside 96

The Microsoft Windows Communication Framework (WCF) is a complex framework, and its complexity stems from the fact that WCF is, on an abstract level, a messaging framework that must remain relevant and useful against the backdrop of industry standards that are constantly evolving. During the WCF design phase, SOAP and WS-* were viewed as the dominant messaging structures and protocols of the future. It is doubtful that any of the architects responsible for the complexion of WCF knew that JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) would ascend to become as relevant as it is today. They did however, understand that WCF must easily ...

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