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A guide to architecting, designing, and building distributed applications with Windows Communication Foundation

Windows Communication Foundation is the .NET technology that is used to build service-oriented applications, exchange messages in various communication scenarios, and run workflows. This guide enables developers to create state-of-the-art applications using this technology.

Written by a team of Microsoft MVPs and WCF experts, this book explains how the pieces of WCF 4.0 build on each other to provide a comprehensive framework to support distributed enterprise applications. Experienced developers will learn both theory and practical application using the familiar Wrox approach.

.NET developers will learn to design services, create a hosting environment with Dublin, build cloud-based integrations, and much more.

Coverage Includes:

  • Design Principles and Patterns

  • Service Contracts and Data Contracts

  • Bindings

  • Clients

  • Instancing

  • Workflow Services

  • Understanding WCF Security

  • WCF Security in Action

  • Federated Authentication in WCF

  • Windows Azure Platform AppFabric

  • Creating a SOA Case

  • Creating the Communication and Integration Case

  • Creating the Business Process

  • Hosting

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