From the Back Cover
- 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.