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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 3.2: Configure WCF services by using configuration settings

It’s widely understood that hard-coding values or settings is generally a bad idea and should be avoided whenever possible. This conventional wisdom is particularly true when it comes to WCF Services. You can hard-code everything if you choose. You can specify just about everything needed to make a service operate in code using static values. But doing so deprives you of many of the benefits of WCF and is a guarantee of undesirable outcomes. Furthermore, because hard-coding values generally takes as much or more effort than using configuration, use configuration for your service as much as possible. The exam might well cover implementations using code or hard-coded values, but ...

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