WCF Multi-layer Services Development with Entity Framework, 4th Edition
By Mike Liu
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: October 2014
Pages: 378

This book will teach you all the essentials to develop WCF services using Entity Framework as the backend. You will be guided right through the creation of six WCF and Entity Framework solutions.

You will start off by creating, implementing, and hosting a basic HelloWorld WCF Service followed by deploying the service and publishing it to IIS. Next, you will learn how to create and test a layered service, and then enhance it further by adding a data access layer and exception handling. Next, you will be introduced to LINQ. Starting with the basics, you will then dive into the advanced concepts and features of LINQ to Entities, including Entity Framework, deferred execution, querying a view, and mapping a procedure. Finally, you will get to grips with the RESTful WCF services and security.

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Quite a balanced read.

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    Comments about oreilly WCF Multi-layer Services Development with Entity Framework, 4th Edition:

    This book is really awesome. The learning path/direction adopted by the writer is linear, progressive and easy. Coupled with sample code and step by step details really makes it easy to follow and understand the book.
    The chapters are detailed yet concise and accurate.
    Although I read it in jump to abc topic manner as I only needed specific details (as i'm a vet. developer) but I found this book easy to follow and understand.
    Deployment is also a topic which not every book covers in "not too much or not too less detail". But this book covers this too very well while keeping the balance b/w being detailed and concise.

    Overall am very satisfied with this book/author.

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