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Introducing .NET 4.5 by Mahesh Krishnan, William Tulloch, Alex Mackey

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C H A P T E R  8

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Windows Communication Foundation and Web API

In this chapter, you will be introduced to all the changes that have been made in .NET 4.5 with respect to Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). These changes include the use of async-await from the client side, improvements made to WCF configuration, and the inclusion of new bindings—HttpsBinding and UdpBinding. In addition, you will also learn about Web API, which is the new way of creating RESTful services.

You finish the chapter learning about WebSockets, which is another addition made to WCF to help in establishing a true bidirectional communication via sockets over the web ...

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