Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is the basis for building connected systems on the Windows platform using .NET, making it possible to build secure, reliable, and transacted services that can be composed into service-oriented applications. This course introduces developers to the WCF platform, exploring the client- and service-side aspects of programming RESTful services.
Aaron is a co-founder of Pluralsight where he serves as the Chief Executive Officer. Aaron has authored numerous Pluralsight courses in the areas of Azure (cloud computing), WCF, Web services, XML and BizTalk Server. Over the years, Aaron has written numerous articles, whitepapers, and books and he's a contributing editor with MSDN Magazine where he authored The XML Files and Service Station columns for years. Aaron frequently speaks at industry events including TechEd, PDC, and VSLive!
Introducing WCF Hi. This is Aaron Skonnard with Pluralsight. I'll be presenting this module on Introducing WCF, or Windows Communication Foundation. As far as prerequisites are concerned, we assume you'll have some familiarity with basic web service concepts. But we don't expect you to have any concrete experience using WCF, or. NET 3. 0. If you're brand new to these things, you're in the right place. Well begin this module by providing you with a quick overview to the world of connected systems. Along the way, we'll discuss some of the trends that've caused the industry to move towards this new concept of services. We'll discuss service-orientation, a new design paradigm that you adopt to build service-oriented architectures. After that brief introduction, we'll be prepared to turn our attention to Windows Communication Foundation, a new programming model that's part of. NET 3. 0 for building these types of service-oriented solutions. We'll cover some of the basics around how you write the WCF code to both implement, and consume services. And towards the end of this module, we'll answer some of the most common questions that developers ask when they're first presented with this new technology. Okay, with that in place, let's dive in.