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Top 5 Articles of Year 2013 on WCF Tutorials

, 5 Jan 2014 CPOL
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Top 5 articles on WCF tutorials in 2013

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With the start of a brand new year 2014, I would like to wish a very happy new year to everyone and wishes that the following year gets filled with more successful personal and work achievements.
I would like to share some experiences of this WCF tutorial blog in the previous year with all my readers. Here are the top viewed articles in year 2013.

Creating WCF RESTful Service by Example

This article explains the creation of WCF RESTful service in 5 simple steps. Each step is explained in detail with screenshots and code snippets to finally come up with a working solution. This article is best suited for beginners and medium level developers to understand and create their first RESTful service. The complete service and behavior configuration is also provided. Click here to follow WCF RESTful service tutorial.

Understanding Instance Management in WCF

This tutorial gives a detailed understanding of instance management in WCF. The following three ways of WCF Instance Management are explained with diagrams:

  • PerCall
  • PerSession
  • Singleton

Also, code example of each way of instantiation is available here.

Consuming RESTful Service using jQuery

Making calls for a RESTful service using jQuery is simple as well as powerful. When we think about consuming a RESTful service and then rendering received XML/JSON data in a web application, jQuery automatically becomes a good option. This article explains the complete process for making a call to RESTful service here.

WCF Vs Web Service

This WCF article explains the difference between WCF and ASMX web service. ASMX web service is basically designed to send and receive SOAP-based messages over HTTP only. On the other hand, WCF can exchange messages using any format (SOAP as default) over any transport protocol, i.e., HTTP, TCP/IP, NamedPipes, MSMQ, etc. Please follow here.

Top 10 Interview Questions with Answers

In this article, the top 10 WCF interview questions with descriptive answers are given. These are the most frequently asked questions on a WCF developer interview. The following important concepts regarding WCF are discussed here in this tutorial:

  • Bindings
  • Endpoints
  • WCF Hosting Options
  • Message Exchange Patterns (MEPs)
  • DataContractSerializer
  • WCF Instance Modes
  • Security in WCF

Finally, I would like to thank all readers of my blog for their appreciation and feedback in the previous year.


This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)


About the Author

Imran Abdul Ghani
Software Developer (Senior) Emaratech
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Imran Abdul Ghani has more than 10 years of experience in designing/developing enterprise level applications. He is Microsoft Certified Solution Developer for .NET(MCSD.NET) since 2005. You can reach his blogging at WCF Tutorials, Web Development, SharePoint for Dummies.

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