Exposing WCF REST Interface, Step by Step

It is really hard for me to think another way to build services, other than WCF. WCF team did a very good job handling all the necessary plumbing. This post shows a quick tutorial on how to expose a WCF service as a REST service, using IIS. This post assumes that there is already a…


The server did not provide a meaningful reply; this might be caused by a contract mismatch, a premature session shutdown or an internal server error

I am playing around with WCF, and I got that error message above. Searching did not really help in defining what was going on. And yes, it was working on my previous test environment. 🙂 Luckily, I still had one of my test method, which just ping the service and did nothing else. That method…

Replacing ASMX Web Service with WCF Web Service

I found a good article about replacing ASMX web wervice with WCF web service here (ASMX to WCF migration). Very cool, and my client application do not need to be recompiled. Just one thing that I notice, I believe on step 3, instead of XmlSerializerAttribute it should be XmlSerializerFormat. Have fun!

WCF Webcast

Michele Leroux Bustamante made fifteen great Webcasts, hosted by msdn. If you are learning WCF, I highly recommend these Webcasts and her book, Learning WCF. http://www.dasblonde.net/2007/06/24/WCFWebcastSeries.aspx