This chapter introduces how to implement WCF services. Much can be said about what constitutes a good service and a strong SOA architecture (Chapter 1 addresses those principles). Additionally, many have described web services and SOA as synonyms. I hope I have altered that perspective to clearly indicate that web services are just an implementation model for SOA.
This chapter identifies the installation and configuration requirements of WCF, and then presents a simplified set of examples for creating different types of contracts for services that are part of the QuickReturns Ltd. sample implementation. This chapter focuses primarily on the following:
The requirements for installing WCF
Creating WCF ...