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.
Jeffrey Juday demonstrates some techniques to bridge TPL and WCF exception handling models in the .NET Framework.
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.