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Managing Data and Media in Microsoft Silverlight 4: A mashup of chapters from Packt's bestselling Silverlight books by Todd Snyder, Kevin Dockx, Gill Cleeren, Gastón C. Hillar

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Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) provides a simplified development experience for connected applications using the service oriented programming model. WCF builds upon and improves the web service model by providing flexible channels in which to connect and communicate with a web service. By utilizing these channels developers can expose their services to a wide variety of client applications such as Silverlight, Windows Presentation Foundation and Windows Forms.

Service oriented applications provide a scalable and reusable programming model, allowing applications to expose limited and controlled functionality to a variety of consuming clients such as web sites, enterprise applications, smart clients, ...

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