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WCF 4.0 Multi-tier Services Development with LINQ to Entities by Mike Liu

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Summary

In this chapter, we have learned and clarified many concepts related to SOA, web services, and WCF. The key points in this chapter are:

  • SOA is an architectural design pattern
  • Web services are the most popular and practical way of realizing SOA today
  • There are many standards and specifications for web services, including (but not limited to) WSDL, SOAP, WS-I Profiles, and various WS-* standards
  • WCF is a better technology for developing SOA services
  • A WCF service has at least one service endpoint
  • A WCF service endpoint has an address, a binding, and a service contract
  • A WCF service can be self-hosted or can be hosted in a managed or an unmanaged application
  • A WCF service can publish metadata and communicates with client applications through channels ...

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