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Implementing a WCF Message Contract

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.

WCF, ASP.NET MVC, and the new ASP.NET Web API

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.

Working with Tasks in .NET Framework 4.0 - An Insight

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.

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MFC Integration with the Windows Transactional File System (TxF)

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.

Portable Databases

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.

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