Pro WCF: Practical Microsoft SOA Implementation / Edition 1

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Part of Microsoft's radical WinFX API is the Indigo foundation, more formally known as the Windows Communication Foundation, or WCF. Pro WCF: Practical Microsoft SOA Implementation is a complete guide to WCF from theservice-oriented architecture (SOA)perspective and shows you why WCF is important to web service development and architecture.

The book covers the unified programming model, reliable messaging, security, the peer-to-peer programming model, and more. Youll also learn how to move your current DCOM and .NET remoting applications to WCF, and how to integrate those applications with new WCF-based applications. Youll want to get ahold of a copy because it:

  • Contains a comprehensive WCF programming model
  • Explains how queue management and reliable messaging work in WCF
  • Discusses implementing transaction support in WCF
  • Shows how to make WCF services interoperable with other SOA offerings
  • Thoroughly covers WCF security topics and concerns
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590597026
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 1/11/2007
  • Edition description: 1st Corrected ed. 2007. Corr. 5th printing 2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 1.03 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 7.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Amit Bahree is a solution architect with Avanade and has over 14 years of experience in IT, developing and designing mission-critical systems. His background is a mixture of product development, embedded systems, and custom solutions across both public and private sectors. He has experience in a wide range of industry verticals ranging from financial services to utilities to insurance and has implemented solutions for many Fortune 100 companies. For Amit, computers are a passion first, a hobby second, and a career third, and he is glad he gets paid to do what he loves the most. He can be contacted via his blog at

Dennis Mulder started his career in 1997, choosing to dedicate himself to Microsoft technology. As an early adopter of Microsoft technology, Dennis has kept pace with certification challenges and succeeded in getting several certifications. In August 2004, he started work with Avanade, a Microsoft and Accenture joint venture. Currently he is focused on a few areas of the Microsoft platform, specifically service orientation, integration, and infrastructure for development. As a consultant based in the Netherlands, Dennis works with enterprise customers to solve their challenges by leveraging the power of the Microsoft platform. Besides his role as a principal consultant, Dennis is a solution manager and evangelist focusing on several of the Avanade assets. Every now and then, he writes articles for Microsoft .NET Magazine, a Dutch publication. He is a frequent speaker at Dutch Microsoft conferences and usergroups, and he has become an INETA speaker as of early 2006, which gives him some visibility outside of the Netherlands as well.

Shawn Cicoria is an Architect and Development Manager for Microsoft and lives with his family in Denville, New Jersey. He has Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees in finance and information systems, and a bachelor's degree in economics. Shawn is also a MCT training instructor focusing on core .NET, Cloud, and Service Oriented Attitude . He has been working in systems for nearly 20 years, mostly in financial services (even working with punch cards). Shawn has worked on many platforms including VMS, UNIX variants, and, for most of the past decade, Microsoft Windows. Shawn has concentrating on distributed technologies such as COM[+], J2EE, and, for the past five years, .NET, SOAP, BizTalk, and database technologies and now NetFx, using them to create capital market solutions that serve the needs of business on time and on budget.

Chris Peiris, named a .NET "Most Valuable Professional" by Microsoft, has a master's degree in information technology, a bachelor's in computing and a bachelor's in accounting from Monash University, Victoria, Australia. Chris works for Avanade as a solutions architect. He has co-authored many books on web services, UDDI, C#, IIS, Java, and security topics. He has written many articles, reviews, and columns for various online publications including DevX, 15 Seconds, Wrox Press, and ASP Today. He is also a frequent speaker at professional developer conferences on Microsoft technologies. Chris has developed large-scale integration solutions for financial institutions, G2G, B2B, and media groups since 1995. Chris's current passions include WCF, WinFX, IBM Message Broker, and EAI. He lives with his family in Conder, Australia. He can be reached at

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