This module explains how to design service-oriented applications, how to adhere to SOA tenets, and how to leverage the benefits of SOA scenarios using WCF.
•What Is SOA?
•The Benefits of SOA
•Scenarios and Standards
•Introduction to WCF
Module 2: Getting Started with WCF Development
This module describes how to implement a WCF service from the ground up, including defining a contract, implementing the contract, hosting the service, configuring endpoints, and configuring bindings. It also explains how to create a proxy to a WCF service using a channel factory and using the Add Service Reference dialog in Visual Studio 2010.
•Service Contract and Implementation
•Hosting WCF Services
•Consuming WCF Services
Module 3: Hosting WCF Services
This module explains how to host WCF services using Windows Services, IIS and WAS, and AppFabric. It describes how to choose the appropriate host and how to properly configure it for your service’s optimal operation.
•WCF Service Hosts
•Hosting WCF Services in Windows Services
•IIS, WAS, and AppFabric
•Configuring WCF Hosts
•Service Hosting Best Practices
Module 4: Defining and Implementing WCF Contracts
This module describes how to define WCF service contracts, data contracts, and message contracts. It explains how to design WCF contracts appropriately and how to modify WCF contracts according to the selected messaging pattern.
•What Is a Contract?
•Designing WCF Contracts
Module 5: Endpoints and Behaviors
This module describes how to expose multiple endpoints from a WCF service, how to automatically discover services and make services discoverable, how to configure instancing and concurrency modes for services, and how to improve service reliability with transactions and message queues.
•Multiple Endpoints and Interoperability
•WCF Default Endpoints
•Instancing and Concurrency
Module 6: Testing and Troubleshooting WCF Services
This module describes how to diagnose errors and problem root causes in WCF services and how to configure services to expose fault information. It also explains how to use tracing, message logging, and other diagnostic and governance tools for monitoring services at runtime.
•Errors and Symptoms
•Debugging and Diagnostics Tools
Module 7: Security
This module explains how to design secure applications, how to implement WCF security on the message level and the transport level, how to integrate authentication and authorization into service code, and how to apply claim-based identity management in federated scenarios.
•Introduction to Application Security
•The WCF Security Model
•Transport and Message Security
•Authentication and Authorization
Module 8: Advanced Topics
This module explains how to improve service throughput and responsiveness using the asynchronous invocation pattern, and how to extend WCF services using inspectors, behaviors, and host extensions. It also describes how to use the WCF routing service for improving service reliability, and how to use Workflow Services to orchestrate long-running, durable service work.
•The Asynchronous Invocation Pattern