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Pro WCF 4: Practical Microsoft SOA Implementation, Second Edition by Nishith Pathak

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Chapter 3. Exploring the WCF Programming Model

Building connected systems on the Microsoft platform usually means using multiple technologies and as many different programming models. WCF comes with a unified programming model that makes your life as a developer much easier. Some of the benefits are as follows:

  • Built-in support for a broad set of web service protocols

  • Implicit use of service-oriented development principles

  • A single API for building connected systems

The heart of WCF lives inside the System.ServiceModel namespace and the messaging system underneath it. This chapter won't go into the details of all the classes in the namespaces. (We will go through most of them throughout the next chapters.) This chapter will give you a basic understanding ...

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