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WCF Jumpstart

by Brian Noyes

This course is designed to get you from no knowledge of Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), to up and running with the basics of WCF in a very short time. You'll learn how to implement services, service hosts, and clients to connect to the services in .NET.

What you'll learn

In this course, you will get up and running quickly with Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) in a couple of hours. You'll learn the fundamental concepts behind WCF, including what it's for, and what the building blocks are that you will use in implementing services and clients. You'll see how to define service contracts, data contracts, and services. Then you will see how to get the service hosted and configure its endpoints, behaviors, and bindings. Next, you'll see how to quickly implement clients and code to generate the proxy needed to connect to the service. Finally, you will get a quick introduction to security so that you can deploy your services with security protecting them.

About the author

Brian Noyes is CTO and Architect at Solliance (, an expert technology solutions development company. Brian is a Microsoft MVP and specializes in client application architecture, full stack web development, cloud and microservice architecture. Brian has authored several books and dozens of technology publication articles, including Developer's Guide to Microsoft Prism 4, Data Binding with Windows Forms 2.0, and Smart Client Deployment with ClickOnce. Brian got started programmin... more

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