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Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation 4.0 Cookbook for Developing SOA Applications by Steven Cheng

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Chapter 10. RESTful and AJAX-enabled WCF Services

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Building a self-hosted REST service
  • Using an auto-generated Help page
  • Mapping URL suffix to operation parameters
  • Applying OutputCache in a REST service
  • Implementing a file download via REST endpoint
  • Consuming a WCF service from a ASP.NET AJAX client
  • Accessing a remote REST service in an AJAX client

Introduction

Though by default a WCF service will use SOAP XML and WSDL for service transferring and description, it is no longer the only means. There is another service style called, REST (Representational State Transfer), which is becoming more and more popular in the distributed service development area. In REST service programming, every service can expose its service operations ...

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