Your hands-on, step-by-step guide to building connected, service-oriented applications.
Teach yourself the essentials of Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) 4 -- one step at a time. With this practical, learn-by-doing tutorial, you get the clear guidance and hands-on examples you need to begin creating Web services for robust Windows-based business applications.
Discover how to:
Build and host SOAP and REST services
Maintain service contracts and data contracts
Control configuration and communications programmatically
Implement message encryption, authentication, and authorization
Manage identity with Windows CardSpace
Begin working with Windows Workflow Foundation to create scalable and durable business services
Implement service discovery and message routing
Optimize performance with service throttling, encoding, and streaming
Integrate WCF services with ASP.NET clients and enterprise services components
Your Step by Step digital content includes:
Downloadable code samples
Fully searchable online edition of the book -- with unlimited access on the Web