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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 WCF Essentials

    1. What Is WCF?

    2. Services

    3. Addresses

    4. Contracts

    5. Hosting

    6. Bindings

    7. Endpoints

    8. Metadata Exchange

    9. Client-Side Programming

    10. Programmatic Versus Administrative Configuration

    11. WCF Architecture

    12. Working with Channels

    13. Reliability

  2. Chapter 2 Service Contracts

    1. Operation Overloading

    2. Contract Inheritance

    3. Service Contracts Factoring and Design

    4. Contract Queries

  3. Chapter 3 Data Contracts

    1. Serialization

    2. Data Contract Attributes

    3. Data Contract Hierarchy

    4. Data Contract Equivalence

    5. Versioning

    6. Enumerations

    7. Delegates and Data Contracts

    8. Data Sets and Tables

    9. Generics

    10. Collections

  4. Chapter 4 Instance Management

    1. Behaviors

    2. Per-Call Services

    3. Per-Session Services

    4. Singleton Service

    5. Demarcating Operations

    6. Instance Deactivation

    7. Throttling

  5. Chapter 5 Operations

    1. Request-Reply Operations

    2. One-Way Operations

    3. Callback Operations

    4. Events

    5. Streaming

  6. Chapter 6 Faults

    1. Errors and Exceptions

    2. Fault Contracts

    3. Error-Handling Extensions

  7. Chapter 7 Transactions

    1. The Recovery Challenge

    2. Transactions

    3. Transaction Propagation

    4. Transaction Protocols and Managers

    5. The Transaction Class

    6. Transactional Service Programming

    7. Explicit Transaction Programming

    8. Service State Management

    9. Instance Management and Transactions

    10. Callbacks

  8. Chapter 8 Concurrency Management

    1. Instance Management and Concurrency

    2. Service Concurrency Mode

    3. Instances and Concurrent Access

    4. Resources and Services

    5. Resource Synchronization Context

    6. Service Synchronization Context

    7. Custom Service Synchronization Context

    8. Callbacks and Client Safety

    9. Callbacks and Synchronization Context

    10. Asynchronous Calls

  9. Chapter 9 Queued Services

    1. Disconnected Services and Clients

    2. Queued Calls

    3. Transactions

    4. Instance Management

    5. Concurrency Management

    6. Delivery Failures

    7. Playback Failures

    8. Queued Versus Connected Calls

    9. Response Service

    10. HTTP Bridge

  10. Chapter 10 Security

    1. Authentication

    2. Authorization

    3. Transfer Security

    4. Identity Management

    5. Overall Policy

    6. Scenario-Driven Approach

    7. Intranet Application

    8. Internet Application

    9. Business-to-Business Application

    10. Anonymous Application

    11. No Security

    12. Scenarios Summary

    13. Declarative Security Framework

    14. Security Auditing

  1. Appendix A Introduction to Service-Orientation

    1. A Brief History of Software Engineering

    2. Service-Orientation

    3. Tenets and Principles

  2. Appendix B Publish-Subscribe Service

    1. The Publish-Subscribe Design Pattern

    2. The Publish-Subscribe Framework

  3. Appendix C WCF Coding Standard

    1. General Design Guidelines

    2. Essentials

    3. Service Contracts

    4. Data Contracts

    5. Instance Management

    6. Operations and Calls

    7. Faults

    8. Transactions

    9. Concurrency Management

    10. Queued Services

    11. Security

  4. Colophon