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Hosting WCF Services on Windows Azure

In Chapter 3 we showed you how to import your geospatial data onto an Azure SQL Database. In this chapter we will show you how to create and host WCF (Windows Communication Foundation) Services on Windows Azure that will serve your geospatial data to a client application. In the following section, we will give you a quick crash course about WCF. For a deeper understanding of it, we recommend a dedicated WCF book such as Pro WCF4: Practical Microsoft SOA Implementation by Nishith Pathak.

WCF: A Crash Course

WCF is a framework for developing and deploying service-oriented applications. These services ...

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