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Exam Ref 70-487: Developing Windows Azure and Web Services by Wouter de Kort William Ryan and Shane Milton

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Objective 3.1: Create a WCF service

WCF is a runtime and a corresponding set of application programming interfaces (APIs) that facilitate building distributed applications. WCF Services can range from the absolutely trivial (little more than outputting “hello world” to a screen) to extremely sophisticated, which should come as no surprise because WCF is Microsoft’s premier technology for building applications employing Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA).

Defining SOA concepts

Before going into a discussion on building or maintaining services, there are some definitions and principles that need to be defined: ...

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