Softweb Solutions Inc. 2531 Technology Drive, Suite 312, Elgin, Illinois 60124 Toll-Free Number: 1-866-345-7638 Fax: 866-345-7638 Article Title: Reasons to Use WCF in Web Applications Keywords: Windows Communication Foundation, WCF Development, WCF Windows Application Content: Windows Communication Foundation [WCF] is an application programming interface [API] in the .NET framework useful for building connected and service oriented applications. By WCF, data can be sent from one service endpoint to another as a asynchronous message. The WCF client connects to the WCF service thru an endpoint that has an URL and binding properties specifying how data will be sent. The messages can be a simple message like a single character or word that can be sent as XML or it can be a complex one as a stream of binary data. Mainly, WCF offers a manageable approach to create web services. Using WCF in building web applications, the development of endpoint becomes easier and faster than ever. WCF has many useful features that are discussed below – 1] Service Orientation WCF enables developers to create service oriented apps. SOA – Service Oriented Applications gives confidence to the web services for sending and receiving the data. These services benefits of being loosely coupled rather than hard coded between the apps which mean that clients can easily connect to all services as far as the necessary requirements are met. 2] Boosts Security With the use of WCF, messages can be encrypted for securing the privacy. The feature - users should require authentication before accessing or receiving the messages can be incorporated with WCF for security reasons. Security can be also implemented by using some popular standards such as SSL or WS – SecureConversion. 3] Durable and Reliable Messages WCF supports durable and reliable messages. Durable messages are the ones which are never lost because of any kind of interruptions at the time of communication. These messages are constantly saved
Published on Apr 4, 2012
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