WCF Multi-Layer Services Development with Entity Framework - Fourth Edition

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Learn
  • Create a WCF service without using the built-in WCF templates so you can understand the versatility of what's going on under the hood
  • Explore the different methods for hosting and debugging options for a WCF service
  • Build a multi-layer, real-world WCF service from scratch by using WCF templates and Test Client
  • Learn the basic and advanced features of Entity Framework and LINQ to Entities, and apply LINQ to Entities to the data access layer of a WCF service
  • Convert a SOAP WCF service to a RESTful WCF service and create a Windows 8 app to consume a RESTful WCF service
  • Configure the authorization and authentication security settings of WCF and get the details of hosting Windows authentication
  • Explore the extension point architecture of WCF and extend a WCF service with custom behaviors
About

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.

Features
  • Build SOA applications on Microsoft platforms
  • Apply best practices to your WCF services and utilize Entity Framework to access underlying data storage
  • A step-by-step, practical guide with nifty screenshots to create six WCF and Entity Framework solutions from scratch
Page Count 378
Course Length 11 hours 20 minutes
ISBN 9781784391041
Date Of Publication 31 Oct 2014

Authors

Mike Liu

Mike Liu studied Mathematics and Software Engineering at Nanjing University and Brandeis University, where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree, respectively. He is a Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP), Microsoft Certified Solution Developer for Visual Studio 6.0, and Microsoft Certified Solution Developer for .NET. He has been working as a software engineer/architect on various platforms (DOS, Unix, and Windows) using C/C++, Java, VB/VB.NET, and C#.

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Mike started using C# for production development back in the year 2001 when C# was still in beta stage, and he is now working as a senior software engineer for an investment management firm in Boston, Massachusetts, US.

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Mike had his first book, MITT: Multi-user Integrated Table-processing Tool Under Unix, Beijing Hangtian University Press, published in 1993, and second book, Advanced C# Programming, Tsinghua University Press, published in 2003. The previous three versions of this book were published in 2008, 2010, and 2012.