Programming with Windows Communication Foundation - Part 2: Advanced
Today's applications require the ability to communicate with other systems in
an efficient and secure manner. Windows Communication Foundation is Microsoft's
framework for building communication into your application in a consistent and efficient
manner. It allows you to use the same programming constructs and techniques to talk
to another .NET system using the most efficient protocols, or to a mainframe using
highly interoperable protocols. Using the WS-I standards, WCF guarantees interoperability
with any other system using these standards.
This in-depth course is meant for experienced developers who are already familiar
with the syntax of either the VB.NET or C# language and who want to learn how to
use and extend Windows Communication Foundation.
WCF provides extensibility points that allow developers to customize runtime behavior
for service dispatching and client proxy invocation.
Message interception: Intercept default execution and inject your own code.
Parameter inspection: Inspect operation parameters before and after the method call.
Implementing Custom behaviors: A behavior is a class that implements runtime behavior.
In this module you will learn how to make your own custom behaviors.
Process Generic Messages: Implementing a generic WCF service that accepts any data
and passes it on to a specific component.
Using versioning in your contracts to handle future and former messages.
Handling demarcating operations in WCF.
Serializing cycling graphs of objects in WCF.
Streaming support: In many cases it does not make sense to try to package large
data into a single message. In those scenarios it is more efficient to send the
data as a stream than to try to send it as one big chunk. In this topic you will
learn how to configure a WCF stream, how a client can connect to a stream and start
processing the data while the message is still being received.
Windows Identity Foundation
Using Claim-based security in combination with CardSpace: .NET Framework 3.0 introduces
the new identity model. This model steps treats identity using the abstractions
of subject, issuer, and claim.
You will learn how to combine this new identity model with existing authentication
mechanisms like windows authentication and X509 certificates and the new CardSpace.
We will look at new patterns and architectures of securing applications outside
the domain. We will make use of the new Windows Identity Foundation to support single
sign-on, federation and strong authentication scenarios for on-premises and cloud
Discovery and Announcements
What is Discovery?
Using Ad-Hoc discovery.
Announce availability of your Services
Supported Routing Contracts
Content Based Routing
Building RESTful services
What is REST?
Building a REST service with WCF.
Consuming REST services from a client.
Adding a REST help page
Caching with REST
Adding syndication support
Supporting JSON for AJAX and JQuery integration
Allow WCF services to expose operations to AJAX and jQuery clients.
DataContractJsonSerializer: use JSON as data encoding mechanism.
ADO.NET Data Services
How to expose your data through RESTful services
How to use LINQ to consume data
How to save data
How to build an interceptor to do validation or access control
Monitor Service Health
WCF includes a large set of performance counters to help you gauge your application's
performance. You will learn how to use and monitor the performance counters that
monitor the service behavior, the endpoints that are accepting messages and the
performance of the operations.
Security auditing: you will learn how to configure WCF to log authentication and
authorization attempts, the time, location and the client's identity.