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Best WCF Books To Read

In this post, we have prepared a curated top list of reading recommendations for beginners and experienced. This hand-picked list of the best Wcf books and tutorials can help fill your brain this September and ensure you’re getting smarter. We have also mentioned the brief introduction of each book based on the relevant Amazon or Reddit descriptions.

1. Programming WCF Services: Design and Build Maintainable Service-Oriented Systems (2015)

 Best WCF Books To ReadProgramming WCF Services is the authoritative, bestselling guide to Microsoft’s unified platform for developing modern, service-oriented applications on Windows. Hailed as the definitive treatment of WCF, this guide provides unique insight, rather than documentation, to help you learn the topics and skills you need for building maintainable, extensible, and reusable WCF-based applications. Authors Juval Löwy—one of the world’s top .NET experts—and Michael Montgomery have revised this edition to include…
Author(s): Juval Lowy, Michael Montgomery

2. WCF Multi-Layer Services Development with Entity Framework, 4th Edition (2014)

 Best WCF Books To ReadCreate and deploy complete solutions with WCF and Entity Framework. If you are a C#, VB.NET, or C++ developer and want to get started with WCF and Entity Framework, then this book is for you. Competence in Entity Framework will be needed to follow the examples in the book, but experience in creating WCF services using Entity Framework is not necessary. Developers and architects evaluating SOA implementation technologies for their company will find this book useful.
Author(s): Mike Liu

3. Learning WCF: A Hands-on Guide (2007)

 Best WCF Books To ReadThis easy-to-use introduction to Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is ideal for developers who want to learn to build services on a company network or as part of an enterprise system. Built into Windows Vista and Longhorn, and available for Windows XP and Windows 2003, WCF provides a platform for service-oriented architecture (SOA) that enables secure and reliable communication among systems within an organization or across the Internet. With WCF, software developers can focus on their…
Author(s): Michele Leroux Bustamante

4. Programming WCF Services (2007)

 Best WCF Books To ReadWritten by Microsoft software legend Juval Lowy, Programming WCF Services is the authoritative introduction to Microsoft’s new, and some say revolutionary, unified platform for developing service-oriented applications (SOA) on Windows. Relentlessly practical, the book delivers insight, not documentation, to teach developers what they need to know to build the next generation of SOAs. After explaining the advantages of service-orientation for application design and teaching the basics of how to develop SOAs using WCF, the book shows how you can take advantage of built-in features such…
Author(s): Juval Lowy

5. Pro WCF 4: Practical Microsoft SOA Implementation (Expert’s Voice in .NET) (2011)

 Best WCF Books To ReadPro WCF 4.0: Practical Microsoft SOA Implementation is a complete guide to Windows Communication Foundation from the service-oriented architecture (SOA) perspective, showing you why WCF is important to service-oriented architecture and development. This book provides deep insight into the functionality of WCF, which shipped with .NET 4.0-like service discovery, routing service, simplified configuration, and other advanced features. Included in this title are informative examples that will aid the reader in understanding…
Author(s): Nishith Pathak

6. Programming WCF Services: Mastering WCF and the Azure AppFabric Service Bus (2010)

 Best WCF Books To ReadProgramming WCF Services is the authoritative, bestselling guide to Microsoft’s unified platform for developing modern service-oriented applications on Windows. Hailed as the definitive treatment of WCF, this book provides unique insight, rather than documentation, to help you learn the topics and skills you need for building WCF-based applications that are maintainable, extensible, and reusable. Author Juval Löwy — one of the world’s top .NET experts — revised this edition to include the newest…
Author(s): Juval Lowy

7. Pragmatic WCF (2015)

 Best WCF Books To ReadPragmatic WCF is the detail oriented, best-selling book to Microsoft’s Unified Platform for developing service-oriented applications. This book provides unique insight rather than documentation and theoretical concepts. It helps you to learn the topics live with complete demo and skills you need to develop for WCF based application that are maintainable, reusable and extensible. Best thing about this book is you really do not need to be expert in this technology to get started. Even if you are novice to this, this will give you better…
Author(s): Rahul Sahay

8. Pro C# 7: With .NET and .NET Core (2017)

 Best WCF Books To ReadThis essential classic title provides a comprehensive foundation in the C# programming language and the frameworks it lives in. Now in its 8th edition, you’ll find all the very latest C# 7.1 and .NET 4.7 features here, along with four brand new chapters on Microsoft’s lightweight, cross-platform framework, .NET Core, up to and including .NET Core 2.0. Coverage of ASP.NET Core, Entity Framework (EF) Core, and more, sits alongside the latest updates to .NET, including Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Communication…
Author(s): Andrew Troelsen, Philip Japikse

9. Professional WCF 4 (2010)

 Best WCF Books To ReadA guide to architecting, designing, and building distributed applications with Windows Communication Foundation. Windows Communication Foundation is the .NET technology that is used to build service-oriented applications, exchange messages in various communication scenarios, and run workflows. This guide enables developers to create state-of-the-art applications using this technology. Written by a team of Microsoft MVPs and WCF experts, this book explains how the pieces of WCF 4.0 build on each other to provide…
Author(s): Pablo Cibraro, Kurt Claeys

10. C# 6.0 and the .NET 4.6 Framework (2015)

 Best WCF Books To ReadThis new 7th edition of Pro C# 6.0 and the .NET 4.6 Platform has been completely revised and rewritten to reflect the latest changes to the C# language specification and new advances in the .NET Framework. This comes on top of award winning coverage of core C# features, both old and new, that have made the previous editions of this book so popular. Readers will gain a solid foundation of object-oriented development techniques, attributes and reflection, generics and collections as well as numerous advanced topics not found in other texts…
Author(s): Andrew Troelsen, Philip Japikse

11. Professional WCF Programming: .NET Development with the WCF (2007)

 Best WCF Books To ReadPart of the new .NET 3.0 extensions to .NET 2.0, WCF provides a unified platform for building and running connected systems and will be used by almost every .NET or SQL Server developer. Targeted to experienced developers who want to build service-oriented and transactional applications on the Microsoft platform that offer reliable and secure transactional messaging. Addresses the WCF technologies as well as the next generation of configuring and deploying network-distributed services.
Author(s): Scott Klein

12. Windows Communication Foundation 4 Step by Step (Step by Step Developer) (2010)

 Best WCF Books To ReadYour hands-on, step-by-step guide to building connected, service-oriented applications. Teach yourself the essentials of Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) 4 — one step at a time. With this practical, learn-by-doing tutorial, you get the clear guidance and hands-on examples you need to begin creating Web services for robust Windows-based business applications. Discover how to: Build and host SOAP and REST services; Maintain service contracts and data contracts…
Author(s): John Sharp

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Best WCF Books to Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some Wcf books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

WCFS2019: Proceedings of the World Conference on Floating Solutions

Author(s): Chien Ming Wang, Soon Heng Lim, Zhi Yung Tay
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2020, Size: 26 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2411597

Programming WCF Services

Author(s): Juval Löwy, Michael Montgomery
Publisher: O'Reilly, Year: 2016, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1409204

Programming WCF Services, 4th Edition: Design and Build Maintainable Service-Oriented Systems

Author(s): Juval Lowy, Michael Montgomery
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Year: 2015, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1527425

WCF Multi-Layer Services Development with Entity Framework

Author(s): Mike Liu
Publisher: Packt Publishing, Year: 2014, Size: 11 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2096477

WCF 4.5 Multi-Layer Services Development with Entity Framework

Author(s): Liu Mike
Publisher: Packt Publishing, Year: 2012, Size: 14 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1040760

WCF 4.5 Multi-Layer Services Development with Entity Framework, 3rd Edition: Build SOA applications on Microsoft platforms with this hands-on guide

Author(s): Mike Liu
Publisher: Packt Publishing, Year: 2012, Size: 34 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1526059

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really hot items according to Chicago Tribune, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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