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

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Foreword

In the process of development and integration of enterprise applications and systems, SOA is a flexible set of design principles and is becoming more and more popular.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is a framework for building service-oriented applications, which are based on .NET.

WCF 4 comes with a wide range of specific features as follows:

  • Simplified configuration
  • Standard endpoints
  • IIS hosting without an SVC file
  • WS-Discovery
  • Routing service (previously included with Dublin)
  • REST caching and Help page
  • Workflow services
  • Non-destructive queue receive
  • Simple byte stream encoding
  • ETW tracing

Besides giving an introduction of the basic WCF concepts (such as endpoint, contract, binding, and address), this book also covers advanced topics such ...

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