Web Service Software Factory: Modeling Edition ships

You can now visualize your web service as a model to quickly build your WCF or ASMX web services.

The Web Service Software Factory: Modeling Edition (also known as the Service Factory) is an integrated collection of resources that helps you quickly and consistently build WCF and ASMX web services that adhere to well-known architecture and design patterns. These resources consist of models with code generation in the form of tools integrated with Visual Studio and patterns and architecture topics in the form of written guidance.

Service Factory contains automation and guidance integrated into Visual Studio 2008 for building web services. The core of the automation components is a Web services domain model. This domain model contains elements such as service contracts, operations, messages, and data contracts. This domain model manifests itself in the form of three integrated domain-specific languages (DSLs) that are used to model services: Service Contract Model, Data Contract Model, and the Host Model.

The Service Factory community site contains the source code, hands-on labs for both using and extending the Service Factory, discussions with customers and field, known issues, and roadmap information. In the near future the site will include presentations, demonstration videos, and community contributions. To learn more about the Service Factory, visit the Service Factory on MSDN.

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