What’s new in WCF 4?
Christian Weyer has been writing a very interesting series of posts on some of the new features of WCF 4. There is still a long way to go for the release, so as with all products / technology stacks, it is wise to anticipate change. However, there is some really good stuff here and if all of this makes it into RTM in this form (or a better one), it should help quite a bit in doing advanced stuff with WCF.
Here is a list of the posts. Also a note on the disclaimer from Christian’s posts : all the information was gathered based on a close-to-Beta 1 build of .NET Framework 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010. Details may vary and change
- Simplified configuration – or: “Look ma: my config shrinks!”
- .svc-less Activation – or: “Look ma: my [REST] URLs look good!”
- Dynamic service and endpoint discovery – or: “Look ma: I just need the contract to talk to my service!”
- Standard endpoints – or: “Look ma: streamlined infrastructure and system endpoints!”
- Discovery announcements – or: “Look ma: I can see when my service goes online or offline!”
- Routing Service – or: “Look ma: Just one service to talk to!”
- Protocol bridging & fault tolerance with the Routing Service – or: “Look ma: Really just one service to talk to!”
Happy reading !!