Windows Communication Foundation Top to Bottom (Part 01 of 15): Overview
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is the Microsoft messaging platform for building service-oriented applications. Released with the Windows Vista operating system, and part of the Microsoft .NET Framework version 3.0, WCF unifies the programming model for how components and services communicate: be they distributed or not, accessible beyond firewalls, or available through interoperable interfaces. With this podcast one will learn how WCF is the evolution of Microsoft .NET Remoting, Enterprise Services, Microsoft ASP.NET Web Services (ASMX), and Web Services Enhancements (WSE) in a single technology stack. In this podcast in the 15-part series, the speakers introduce them to WCF as a technology for Service-Orientated Architecture (SOA), discuss the programming model, and provide a short overview of core features that will be discussed in subsequent podcasts.