WCF 4.0 Multi-tier Services Development with LINQ to Entities - Book review

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I got a chance to review the book titled "WCF 4.0 Multi-tier Services Development with LINQ to Entities" written by Mike Liu and published by Packt Publishing. This post highlights the featured covers in this book that is very useful for the developers.


This book "WCF 4.0 Multi-tier Services Development with LINQ to Entities" is really the quickest and easiest way to learn WCF and LINQ to Entities. WCF is a dependable technology for any .NET developer in order to develop Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and LINQ makes the development really easy and fast. This book covers both of these technologies and makes this book really awesome!

The mastery of these two topics quickly get one started in creating service-oriented applications without getting distracted by reading numerous articles available on the net.

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Throughout this book one can understand what's going on behind the scenes with WCF and learn the basic yet most useful techniques about LINQ to Entities. This book teaches developing real world application using multi-tiered WCF services from begining to end with LINQ to Entities as backend.

What this book covers?

This book assumes that reader has basic knowledge of C# and starting from first chapter to it covers

  1. Introduction to Web Serivces and WCF
  2. Implementing basic HelloWorld WCF service including implementing hosting, consuming :)
  3. Debugging and hosting techniques in WCF Service then
  4. It covers implementing WCF service in Real word scenario and discuss how to create layered WCF service with an interface and bussiness logic layer
  5. Covers interaction with database, exception handling in WCF services
  6. LINQ - Language Integrated Query and discuss LINQ related language feature such as anonymous types, lamda expressions, extension methods etc. then intelligently comes to
  7. LINQ to Entities that explains basics of LINQ to Entities its feature such as designer, querying and updating a table, deferred execution, and lazy/eager loading etc.
  8. LINQ to Entities that explains advanced concepts and features and discuss such as stored procedures, inheritance, concurrency control, and transactional support in the LINQ.
  9. Applying LINQ to Entities to a WCF Service and
  10. Discuss transaction support in WCF - adding distributed transaction support to the WCF Services

To know more about this book in details, you can visit the book at Packt Publishing website.


Overall, I liked this book, the way of explanations and real world examples makes it a perfect buy for someone looking for a good WCF book to start with and master in Service Oriented Concept using latest .NET Framework 4.0.

Thanks for reading and Happy learning!

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