Chapter 7. Maintaining State and Sequencing Operations

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Describe how WCF creates an instance of a service.

  • Explain the different options available for creating service instances.

  • Manage state information in a WCF service in a scalable manner.

  • Fine tune the way in which the WCF runtime manages service instances.

  • Describe how to control the life cycle of a service instance.

  • Describe how to create durable services that can persist their state to a database.

In all the exercises that you have performed so far, the client application has invoked a series of operations in a WCF service. The order of these operations has been immaterial, so calling one operation before another has had no impact on the functionality ...

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