Programming WCF Services is the authoritative, bestselling guide to Microsoft’s unified platform for developing modern, service-oriented applications on Windows. Hailed as the definitive treatment of WCF, this guide provides unique insight, rather than documentation, to help you learn the topics and skills you need for building maintainable, extensible, and reusable WCF-based applications.
Authors Juval Löwy—one of the world’s top .NET experts—and Michael Montgomery have revised this edition to include the productivity-enhancing features of .NET Framework 4.6, along with the latest WCF ideas and techniques. By teaching you the why and the how of WCF programming, this book will help you master WCF and make you a better software engineer.
Learn WCF’s architecture and essential building blocks, including key concepts such as reliability and transport sessions
Use built-in features such as service contracts, instance and concurrency management, transactions, queued services, and security
Increase the quality of your WCF services by using design options, tips, and best practices in Löwy’s ServiceModelEx framework
Understand the rationale behind particular design decisions, and rarely understood aspects of WCF development
Learn why Azure Service Fabric is the killer app for modern DevOps
Juval Lowy is a software architect and the principal of IDesign, specializing in .NET architecture consulting and advanced training. Juval is Microsoft’s Regional Director for the Silicon Valley, working with Microsoft on helping the industry adopt .NET 4.0. He participates in the Microsoft internal design reviews for future versions of .NET and related technologies. Juval has published numerous articles, regarding almost every aspect of .NET development, and is a frequent presenter at development conferences. Microsoft recognized Juval as a Software Legend, one of the world's top .NET experts and industry leaders.
Michael ‘Monty’ Montgomery is a master architect with IDesign, focusing on distributed systems, enterprise system architecture, SOA and mentorship. Monty has over 20 years of software-engineering experience across a broad spectrum of market segments including real-time control systems, scientific applications, and healthcare. Monty’s passion is energizing organizations to successfully deliver sustainable innovation through the expert application of modern process, practice, and technology. Through this pursuit, Monty has operated as the chief software architect of a large corporation, managed, mentored and trained countless teams and led several effective architecture revolutions. Monty offers unique insight and experience with IDesign’s original methodologies and techniques and has successfully employed them with numerous systems. Monty has written many articles on architecture sharing his unique From the Field perspective. Monty speaks regularly at .NET, IASA, and industry related events around the US.
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Comments about oreilly Programming WCF Services, 4th Edition:
Most all of the examples were done with little code samples (not a complete program) which is great for teaching the concept, but not so great to copy from and get immediate solutions. This is a C# book so if you only know vb you will need to look somewhere else. If you just want to speak intelligently about the principles and understand what you are talking about then this is a must have book. This should not be the only piece of the puzzle to learn this stuff. You should check out YouTube, Lynda.com, and maybe Microsoft University. The Author expects that you can pull together the holes in his examples. He does not give you a complete program with a walk through. You have to know how to fix the example, if it needs it. You will have to adapt it whatever programming environment you are working with.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend