Master WCF and LINQ to Entities in a multi-tier WCF service with new book
07/09/2010

This book teaches users to build SOA applications on the Microsoft platform by learning about WCF and LINQ to Entities in Visual Studio 2010.

Online PR News – 09-July-2010 – – Packt is pleased to announce WCF 4.0 Multi-tier Services Development with LINQ to Entities that helps to combine WCF and LINQ to Entities in a multi-tier real-world WCF service. Written by Mike Liu, a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer, and a Sun Certified Java Programmer this book teaches users to build SOA applications on the Microsoft platform by learning about WCF and LINQ to Entities in Visual Studio 2010.

WCF is the Microsoft model for building services, whereas LINQ to Entities is the Microsoft ORM for accessing underlying data storage. By combining WCF and LINQ to Entities, powerful yet complex technologies from Microsoft, this practical tutorial provides users with behind the scenes knowledge of WCF, and dives into the most useful techniques for LINQ to Entities.

Through this book, users will be able to master the two topics and will learn to create Service-Oriented applications. Readers will be able to explore various hosting and debugging options for WCF services, and add exception handling to them. In addition to this, they will also learn to control concurrent updates to databases with WCF and LINQ to Entities, and add distributed transaction support to their WCF services. Users will learn to test a WCF service from a console program, the VS2010 built-in WCF Test Client, a Windows Form application, and a WPF test client.

Readers will be able to create five WCF and LINQ solutions from scratch, of which three are real-world multi-tiered WCF services, from beginning to end and use LINQ to Entities in the data access layer of the services. To test these services, readers will learn to create clients such as windows console applications, the WCF Test Client, Windows Form applications and WPF applications.

C# and C++ developers interested in working with WCF and LINQ to Entities, and developers and architects evaluating SOA implementation technologies for their company will find this book useful. This book is out now and is available with Packt. For more information, please visit www.packtpub.com/wcf-4-0-multi-tier-services-development-with-linq-to-entities/book