WCF implementations normally take two different approaches; a Document style or an API style. Document style implementations are more flexible and often easier to extend and version. Also, Document style or rather, Message Contract service implementations, work well between systems with a shared message assembly. Jeffrey Juday guides you through architecting a WCF Message Contract implementation.
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Learn about IIS 7.5 Autostart and how implementing Autostart with MEF creates more reusable and maintainable code.
Control and low coupling happen when a developer combines MEF, WCF, and File-less activation. Jeffrey Juday shows you how to chain the technologies together.
If WCF and ASP.NET MVC had offspring it would be named ASP.NET Web API. Like WCF, Web API is built for Web Service development. Only instead of building on WCF data structures; Web API embraces an MVC style experience. The result makes Web Service development more accessible to ASP.NET developers and gets WCF developers closer to HTTP.
In .NET Framework 4.0, Task class is part of the Task Parallel Library and is used to create asynchronous operations. Read through this article for an insight into the Task class and the different things that you can do with it.
Jeffrey Juday demonstrates some techniques to bridge TPL and WCF exception handling models in the .NET Framework.
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The Transactional File System (TxF), which allows access to an NTFS file system to be conducted in a transacted manner through extensions to the Windows SDK API. MFC 10, has been extended to support TxF and related technologies. This support allows existing MFC applications to be easily extended to support kernel transactions.
In today's world of mobile apps, it's not an unreasonable expectation to want a database that's small, lightweight, and travels with the app from device to device. Take a quick look at what's available out there, and a few of the pros and cons of each.
Learn how to create your own class and create objects representing that class using Visual Basic.
Arun Karthick introduces you to the state machine model and shows you how to create a simple working state machine sample using the .NET framework in the C# language.