Dive deep into the operation of Windows Communication Foundation with this practical, hands-on book—and learn the intricacies of Windows Communication Foundation and service-oriented concepts and implementations. Fundamentally, services are not objects. Given the prevalence of the object-oriented paradigm over the past 20 years, experienced developers need to explore a new way of thinking about architecting solutions. Concise and practical, this guide explains the fundamentals of applications built with a service-oriented architecture and how the international standards for Web services are implemented in Windows Communication Foundation. Each chapter includes at least two practical code samples in Visual C#.