- Paperback: 608 pages
- Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 1 edition (February 21, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780321440068
- ISBN-13: 978-0321440068
- ASIN: 0321440064
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 21 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,510,924 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
"Whether this is the first time or the fifty-first time you're using WCF, you'll learn something new by reading this book." --Nicholas Allen, Program Manager, Web Services, Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is the easiest way to produce and consume Web services on the Microsoft platform. With .NET 3.5, WCF has been extensively revamped--and Visual Studio 2008 gives developers powerful new tools for utilizing it. Essential Windows Communication Foundation shows developers exactly how to make the most of WCF with .NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008. Drawing on extensive experience working with early adopters, three Microsoft insiders systematically address the topics developers ask about WCF. The authors approach each subject with practical advice and present best practices, tips, and tricks for solving problems. Throughout, you'll find detailed explanations, solutions for the "pain points" of WCF development, and an extensive collection of reusable code examples. Coverage includes
- Using WCF contracts to define complex structures and interfaces
- Understanding WCF's channel stacks and channel model architecture
- Configuring the WCF communication stack to use only the protocols you need
- Using standard and custom service behaviors to manage concurrency, instances, transactions, and more
- Serializing data from .NET types to XML Infosets and representing Infosets "on the wire"
- Hosting WCF services via IIS, managed .NET applications, and Windows Activation Services
- WCF security, in depth: authentication; transport and message-level security; and Internet and intranet scenarios
- Improving reliability: exception handling, diagnostics, and more
- Workflow services: new integration points between WCF 3.5 and Windows Workflow Foundation
- Building client-to-client, peer network-based applications
- Utilizing WCF for non-SOAP Web services: AJAX and JSON examples and .NET 3.5 hosting classes
About the Author
Steve Resnick has worked at Microsoft since the mid-1990s, spanning architect, developer, and evangelist roles in the field. He specializes in Internet technologies, architecting and designing high-volume, high-value Web applications. Steve is the National Technology Director for the Microsoft Technology Centers in the United States, where he sets strategy and direction so that his team can solve the toughest customer challenges. He has worked with .NET since the beginning and is an expert in Web services, BizTalk, transaction processing, and related technologies. He holds a M.S. and B.S. in Computer Science from Boston University and University of Delaware, respectively.
Rich Crane is a Technical Architect at the Microsoft Technology Center in Waltham, Massachusetts. A software architect and engineer with more than 18 years of experience, Rich has spent the last six years helping customers architect and build solutions on the Microsoft platform. He has worked with numerous Microsoft products and technologies and is an expert in BizTalk, SQL Server, SharePoint, Compute Cluster Server, and of course Visual Studio and the .NET Framework. He has spoken at conferences and community events such as TechEd and Code Camp. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Drexel University with a B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Chris Bowen is Microsoft’s Developer Evangelist for the northeastern United States, specializing in development tools, platforms, and architectural best practices. Asoftware architect and engineer with 15 years of experience, Chris joined Microsoft after holding senior positions at companies such as Monster.com, VistaPrint, Staples, and IDX Systems, and consulting on Web presence and e-commerce projects with others. He is coauthor of Professional Visual Studio 2005 Team System (2006, WROX) and holds an M.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Management Information Systems, both from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Top customer reviews
The authors do a great job of covering all the basics and then go in depth on each major WCF topic offering a chapter on each. They cover all the new .NET 3.5 topics thoroughly and in depth.
The have an entire chapter on Workflow Services, which is new to .NET 3.5. They do a great job of explaining it from a WF viewpoint and a WCF viewpoint.
They also have go into depth on using WCF for web (AJAX Integration, JSON, WebOperationContext, WebScriptServiceHost, WebScriptServiceHostFactory, RSS, ATOM) programming.
One of the things I really like about this book is they way the authors summarized topics with tables. They make comparing options, which there are a lot with WCF, easier to pick.
I know the big thing with WCF is that it brings a lot of different technologies together under one umbrella, but you still have to make choices on what to use and then how to use it. The umbrella does not make the choices any less confusing unless you have a good guide for making those choices. This book accomplishes that completely.
An example can be found by going to the Amazon page that allows you to search the book, and searching on "Supported Features of Each Binding". Click page on page 117 and then check out the next page also.
This book is very well organized, it is in depth, and the writing styles make it an easy read.
There is no code to download yet, but I contact one of the authors and they said it is on the way.
I highly recommend spending some time with this book before jumping head first into WCF. Using this book as a guide to help you make decisions about which path to take will make using WCF a pleasure.
This is a great book to learn WCF from the ground up. This and "Learning WCF" are two of the best books
for WCF. Then you will understand "Programming WCF" much better.
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