Professional WCF Programming: .NET Development with the Windows Communication Foundation Paperback – Apr 16 2007
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From the Back Cover
Discover how to build service-oriented applications on the .NET Framework with this comprehensive guide to Microsoft's Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). It walks you through all of WCF's features and functionality and then shows you how to apply this information so you can create robust service solutions that are reliable and secure.
You'll learn all about Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and how WCF answers many of the SOA needs. You'll also explore the core makeup of WCF and progress into advanced topics such as security and interoperability. And you'll learn how to effectively build, deploy, and host your application with the help of WCF management tips and techniques.
Professional WCF Programming covers everything you need to know about WCF, including binding, contracts, clients, services, security, and much more.
What you will learn from this book
- How the .NET Framework 3.0 and WCF extend the .NET Framework 2.0 CLR and how to develop with the Visual Studio® 2005 Extensions for WCF
All about the WCF programming model and service model
Tips for integrating WCF with existing applications and technology
Steps for successfully deploying your WCF services
Ways to build security into your WCF applications
Methods for taking advantage of transactions and queues
How to debug and configure your WCF services utilizing the various WCF management tools
Who this book is for
This book is for Windows developers who want to learn about the Windows Communication Foundation and how it can be a benefit in their environment. A good understanding of the .NET Framework and related technologies (such as Web services and the WS-* specifications) will be useful when reading this book, but is not required.
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.
About the Author
Scott Klein is an independent consultant with passions for all things SQL Server, .NET, and XML. He is the author of Professional SQL Server 2005 XML by Wrox, writes the bi-weekly feature article for the SQL PASS Community Connector, and has contributed articles to both Wrox (www.Wrox.com) and TopXML (www.TopXML.com). He frequently speaks at SQL Server and .NET user groups. When he is not sitting in front of a computer or spending time with his family he can usually be found aboard his Yamaha at the local motocross track. He can be reached at ScottKlein@SqlXml.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
I just finished chapter 6 in which I found a shocking fact! The writer tries even to cheat to make the example about Message Contracts work! The source code of the example (provided as a download from Wrox) is different from the source code he shows in the book. This is because the source code shown in the book would not even compile. So what he does in the downloadable source code is that he deletes the lines where the compiler gives errors and then the code does not even call the service! and to make the example look like as if it worked he just sets the string that is expected to be returned from the service on a label ,all that inside the client program! This really pissed me off! A book writer with such ethics?!
So up to chapter 6 I've found tens of errors (including errors about WCF principle) and a fake example! I wonder how much more is ahead!
DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS "THING" (I won't call it a book)
It could be useful as quick reference for API details but I would not recommend this book to new learners.
You can find definitions on lots of classes and methods but it does not provide realistic code examples or diagrams that help visualize conceptual frame works.
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