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Windows® Communication Foundation 4 Step by Step by John Sharp

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Chapter 15. Building REST Services

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Describe the REST model of Web services, and how it differs from the scheme implemented by SOAP Web services.

  • Build and configure a REST Web service.

  • Detect and handle error conditions in a REST Web service.

  • Build a custom host application for a REST Web service.

  • Implement a client proxy that enables an application to connect to a REST Web service.

  • Use WCF Data Services to build a REST Web service based on an Entity Framework entity model.

There are two common architectures that organizations use for implementing Web services; services based on the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), and services based on the Representational State Transfer (REST) model. Both architectures ...

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