I am currently working on a set of workshops teaching from the basics to more advanced capabilities of Service Oriented Development with Windows Communication Foundation. Each Workshop builds on the previous workshops and can also be used as a standalone workshop. Unlike a lot of How-to documents on the subject, I am making sure that this series is full of:
Easy to follow screen-shots (of the IDE and Source Code),
What you need to do in each step and most importantly why,
The “Before” and “After” source code (with comments).
Part 1 – Is on building a simple (more than “hello world” ) WCF Service and how to connect the Client., where the Service is hosted in IIS (for simplicity). I tried not to be too presumptuous of any WCF knowledge, other than the basics of what WCF is. If you need more background on “What” WCF is, check out my earlier Blog Entry titled: “What is Windows Communication Foundation, and why should I care?” found here and you can find a slide deck that explains a lot about WCF here.
Here’s the link for the location of Part 1 and future additions: http://www.federaldeveloper.com/workshops/default.aspx
Stay tuned for Part 2, which is on “Session Management within your WCF Service” and will be posted later this week on the blog.
If you learn by doing (and seeing screen-shots of how your code should look) then hopefully you will find this useful.
~ Robert Shelton