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

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Chapter 4. Installing and Creating WCF Services

This chapter introduces how to implement WCF services. Much can be said about what constitutes a good service and a strong SOA architecture (Chapter 1 addresses those principles). Additionally, many have described web services and SOA as synonyms. I hope I have altered that perspective to clearly indicate that web services are just an implementation model for SOA.

This chapter identifies the installation and configuration requirements of WCF, and then presents a simplified set of examples for creating different types of contracts for services that are part of the QuickReturns Ltd. sample implementation. This chapter focuses primarily on the following:

  • The requirements for installing WCF

  • Creating WCF ...

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