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Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation Hands-on! Beta Edition by Craig McMurtry, Nigel Watling, Marc Mercuri

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Introduction

The Windows Communication Foundation, which was code-named Indigo, is a technology by which pieces of software can communicate with one another. There are many other such technologies, including COM and DCOM, RMI, MSMQ, and WebSphere MQ. Each of those works well in a particular scenario, not so well in others, and is of no use at all in some cases. The Windows Communication Foundation is meant to work well in any circumstance in which software entities must be made to communicate with one another. In fact, it is meant to always be the very best option: It provides performance that is about as good as, if not better than, any other alternative; it offers at least as many features and probably several more; and it will certainly always ...

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