Pro WCF 4: Practical Microsoft SOA Implementation

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Apress, Mar 22, 2011 - Computers - 446 pages
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Pro WCF 4.0: Practical Microsoft SOA Implementation is a complete guide to Windows Communication Foundation from the service-oriented architecture (SOA) perspective, showing you why WCF is important to service-oriented architecture and development. This book provides deep insight into the functionality of WCF, which shipped with .NET 4.0-like service discovery, routing service, simplified configuration, and other advanced features. Included in this title are informative examples that will aid the reader in understanding and implementing these important additions. This book also covers the unified programming model, reliable messaging, security, and the peer-to-peer programming model. You'll also learn how to move your current .NET remoting and web service applications to WCF, and how to integrate those applications with WCF 4. This book offers genuine insight into solving real enterprise problems using WCF and .NET 4.0.

What you’ll learn
  • Features of WCF new to .NET 4.0
  • A comprehensive WCF programming model
  • How queue management and reliable messaging work in WCF
  • Implementing transaction support in WCF
  • Making WCF services interoperable with other SOA offerings
  • Best practices in using WCF effectively
  • Developing WCF applications with Visual Studio 2010
Who this book is for

The release of .NET 4.0 brought a wide range of new functionality to WCF. Developers and architects with experience using WCF 3.5 or earlier who want to apply this new functionality to their application will benefit greatly from the discussions and code samples in this book. This book is also a great resource for application developers and architects new to service-oriented architecture or the core concepts of WCF.

Table of Contents
  1. Introducing WCF and SOA Basics
  2. What's New in WCF 4
  3. Exploring the WCF Programming Model
  4. Installing and Creating WCF Services
  5. Hosting and Consuming WCF Services
  6. Managing WCF Services
  7. Implementing WCF Security
  8. Implementing Reliable Messaging and Queue-Based Communications
  9. Using Transactions in WCF
  10. Integrating with COM+
  11. Working with Data
  12. Developing Peer-to-Peer Applications with WCF
  13. Implementing SOA Interoperability
  14. Appendix: QuickReturns Ltd

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About the author (2011)

Nishith Pathak is a Microsoft "Most Valuable Professional" (MVP), reviewer, published Apress author, speaker, and Microsoft purist who has been working on the .NET platform since its early beta days. Nishith was born, raised, and educated in a town called Kotdwara in Uttaranchal, India. His expertise is in delivering enterprise solutions to Fortune 100 companies spanning the globe. He is a contributing author and an avid technical reviewer for multiple electronic and print publications. Over the years, he has also been involved in providing consultancy and training services to corporations. Nishith is a frequent speaker and conductor of webcasts for Microsoft India and user groups on various upcoming technologies. Currently, he is focused on key areas of the Microsoft platform, specifically distributed computing, service orientation, exploring Vista, and helping companies architect solutions based on service-oriented architecture (SOA). You can contact him at and visit his blog at