WCF 4.0 Multi-tier Services Development with LINQ to Entities
This book is a step-by-step tutorial to guide you through learning WCF and LINQ to Entities. You will be guided to create five WCF and LINQ solutions from scratch, of which three are multi-tiered real-world WCF service solutions, so you will not only be reading, but also be coding through the book, to gain practical experience of WCF and LINQ to Entities. Various test clients will be associated with each solution and these solutions can be built and run independently of other solutions. Clear step-by-step instructions and relevant screenshots will make sure you won't get lost in the new world of WCF and LINQ to Entities.Configuration files, host applications, test clients, and WCF services for each solution will also be available for download for you to examine, modify, and debug from the outside in. The book focuses on the essentials of using WCF and LINQ to Entities, rather than providing a reference to every single possibility. It leaves the reference material online where it belongs, and concentrates instead on practical examples, code, and advice. This book is for C# and C++ developers who are eager to get started with WCF and LINQ to Entities, and want a book that is practical and rich with examples from the very beginning. Developers and architects evaluating SOA implementation technologies for their company will find this book particularly useful because it gets you started with Microsoft's tools for SOA and shows you how to customize our examples for your prototypes. This book presumes basic knowledge of C# or C++. Previous experience with Visual Studio will be helpful but is not required, as detailed instructions are given throughout the book.
- Electronic book text | 348 pages
- 08 Jun 2010
- Packt Publishing Limited
- Birmingham, United Kingdom
About Mike Liu
Mike Liu is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) for both .NET and Visual Studio 6.0, and a Sun Certified Java Programmer. He has over two decade's software development experience in several countries for various domains. Mike started using C# for production development back in the year 2001 when C# was still in Beta stage. He has authored a few books in Unix and Windows operating systems, with the latest one, Advanced C# Programming, being published in 2003. Mike Liu holds a Master's degree in software engineering from Brandeis University. He is currently working as a Principal Software Engineer for a national student loan guarantor company in the United States, responsible for architecting, designing, developing and maintaining technical application architecture for the company. He is the lead for the SOA implementation team in the company, and has been involved in many aspects of the SOA realization projects including WCF and LINQ preparation, BPM selection, and ESB product evaluation.