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Deconstructing .NET 3.0: Windows Communication Foundation

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Matthew David introduces the Windows Communication Foundation, designed specifically to help simplify the way in which you create solutions that require complex communication.
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Exploring the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)

Unless you’ve been sleeping, you’ve noticed a change in the way we architect solutions. The foundation for the post-Web 2.0 world is to leverage services, such as SOAP and WSDL, to connect to clients. The client can be a web browser, server, or client solution—Apple’s iTunes being the most popular example. The big deal is that today you’re either writing services that run from servers or clients that connect with services.

The challenge for developers over the last five years has been how best to communicate to a client. This is where the new .NET 3.0 Framework’s Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) comes in—it’s designed specifically to help simplify the way in which you create your solutions.

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