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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.

Building Task Based WCF Services with Task Parallel Library

Tasks and the Task Parallel Library (TPL) will soon be entering the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) vernacular. WCF 4.5 will include Task based options, however, a WCF developer needn't wait for .NET 4.5 to leverage TPL. Jeffrey Juday shows you how to build a TPL Task based WCF Service with WCF 4.0.

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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.

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