Few lines about WCF metadata
Dec07

Few lines about WCF metadata

Welcome to CodeSpread! What is WCF metadata? WCF generates metadata for service endpoints and this metadata is used to describe how to interact with the service’s endpoints. This information is used by Svcutil.exe to generate proxy for accessing the service. WCF metadata is exposed by one or more metadata endpoints similar to service endpoints. They have an address, a binding, and a contract. This information is sent over...

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Difference Between Transport and Message Security in WCF
Dec06

Difference Between Transport and Message Security in WCF

Transport Security in WCF As the name suggests, it is concerned with security of communication between client and the service over a network protocol. It guarantees the confidentiality and integrity of messages at transport level. Transport security is required for point-to-point security between the two endpoints and is dependent on the transport [protocol] being used. The simplest approach is to encrypt and send it over HTTPS...

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Caching in WCF Services
Oct08

Caching in WCF Services

Yes, It is possible and clearly a  significant performance enhancement. How caching works for WCF services? Lets assume, a user sends a request to a service so at server, service method is called and response is sent back to the user. Now, when we configure caching at service, then the service method is not called, instead a cached response is sent back. If the cache expires, the next time service method is called and the response is...

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REST- REpresentational State Transfer
Apr13

REST- REpresentational State Transfer

REST – REpresentational State Transfer, is an enhanced version of client server style architecture for distributed communication. When we talk about distributed communication, we think of request and response. A request is something which is made by client to a server and in reply, response is sent back by the server to the client. What’s new in this? Nothing!! REST brings the ‘new’ thing. This ‘new‘ thing is ‘transfer of...

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WCF Part 3: Direct from WCF kitchen.
Dec22

WCF Part 3: Direct from WCF kitchen.

In the last two articles WCF:Part 1 and WCF Part 2, we have covered basic knowledge and terminologies of WCF.Now we will apply that knowledge to create a WCF service.There are lot of articles available on internet related to creating a WCF service but the knowledge gap is still there. Let’s try to fill this gap today. As a good chef, before making your WCF curry, please make sure you have following ingredients available in your...

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