- Paperback: 910 pages
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 3 edition (September 2, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0596805489
- ISBN-13: 978-0596805487
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.8 x 9.2 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 39 customer reviews
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Juval Lowy is a software architect and the principal of IDesign, specializing in .NET architecture consulting and advanced training. Juval is Microsoft’s Regional Director for the Silicon Valley, working with Microsoft on helping the industry adopt .NET 4.0. He participates in the Microsoft internal design reviews for future versions of .NET and related technologies. Juval has published numerous articles, regarding almost every aspect of .NET development, and is a frequent presenter at development conferences. Microsoft recognized Juval as a Software Legend, one of the world's top .NET experts and industry leaders.
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But it is not all. Lowy also presents all knowledge in right context, so you don't just learn how to use the technology itself, but you will also understand when to apply it. In fact, there are actually two books in one. One about WCF and one about WCF design patterns accompanied with very helpful author's advices. From design patters, Lowy for instance presents complete implementation of publisher-subscriber pattern or bidirectional MSMQ service. These patterns (and many others) are so well presented, that it helped me to create my own implementation of publisher-subscriber system and many other things.
Even though the book is excellent tool not just for learning but also as a reference, there are few things you must consider before buying it.
1. If you don't have any experience with service programming, you should search for internet tutorials before reading it. The book doesn't contain any Step-by-step examples. It's still possible to understand it, but if you do some tutorials before, you will save some time.
2. The book doesn't contain any working examples. Even downloadable code doesn't contain single runnable service. Lowy everything presents on his own framework, that he developed for his own purposes. It is not bad idea to present samples on framework designed by WCF master, because it can inspire you to create something similar, but if you want to create even the simplest Hello World service, you will have to look for some tutorials. Fortunately WCF service programming is more about configuration than actual programming so it is not hard to create sample services by you.
3. The book doesn't cover WebHttpBinding and non-SOAP services. Also Peer binding or MSMQ integration binding is not covered here.
Lowy's Programming WCF Services is most practical book about WCF. It gives you nearly everything you should know about WCF. If you want to known even more - which is not necessary for most WCF developers, after reading this book look at Justin Smith's Inside WCF, where creation of WCF channels, factories and bindings is covered there.
The problem with the 3rd edition, in my opinion, is that there is not much that was added that describes features not included in the previous edition. For example, I couldn't find anything on Routing, I think the topic should have been covered in this edition. Also, as in the previous editions, there is no word on claims-based security. I just don't think that rewriting some code using new language constructs and adding one more chapter should be considered new edition.
I've been surprised and disappointed to find little of practical use in Programming WCF Services.
Every time I have a problem and I turn to this book for guidance, I quite often find that the topic I'm researching isn't even covered. My area in WCF is security, and the security chapter is maddeningly abstract and off the mark. I don't need a lecture on the high-level requirements of various security models, I need to know what to use in WCF to make those models actually work.
There is also a preoccupation with the wonders of his ServiceModelEx that distracts from the task at hand: understanding WCF itself.
I'm hoping I've missed something, and I'm going to try for the third time to dig deep and see what this book has to offer.
However, my first two passes and a variety of task-specific lookups have left me thinking that this book promises a lot more than it delivers.
Seriously, if I suddenly get it on this pass, I'll come back and revise my review.
1.This is a comprehensive book on WCF for people who want to have a thorough understanding of WCF.
2.Beginners should avoid this book because it may make WCF so intimidating that, I am afraid, some may seek alternatives to WCF after a look at this book. Microsoft has done a great job in making WCF so easy to implement that some simple use of web services can be implemented literally in minutes both on the server side and the client side. This book is great for advanced users who want a deep understanding of WCF. One may never need such a book if he only has some light use of web services.
A great strength of WCF is that it allows the consumption of general SOAP based web service to be as easy as consuming WCF services. This is one of significant advantages making .Net stand out as a superior framework. Unfortunately, this book does not elaborate on this. Just one or two pages explaining SOAP, WS1.2, Addressing 1.0, etc. would be very beneficial to readers.
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Lowy gives a clear and comprehensive illustration of WCF.
The essential book for every serious WCF developer.