Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Windows Communication Foundation (Indigo)

Today I am posting links to a few nice articles on Windows Communication Foundation (WCF - formerly known as Indigo). WCF is Microsoft's unified programming model for building service-oriented applications. Homepage of WCF can be accessed at
  1. The first to go in the list is the article Introducing Indigo: An Early Look by David Chappell. It appeared in February 2005 and is based on a prerelease version of Indigo's first Community Technology Preview (CTP). It provides an architectural overview of Indigo covering Indigo's relationship to existing distributed application technologies in the .NET Framework, the basics of creating and consuming Indigo services, and an overview of Indigo's capabilities, including security, reliable messaging, and transaction support. Please find the complete article at
  2. Next on the list is an article titled Introduction to Building Windows Communication Foundation Services by Clemens Vasters. It appeared in September 2005 and is based on Indigo Beta1. It explains the fundamental concepts of WCF and shows how to build services and service clients using WCF's System.ServiceModel namespace. Please find the complete article at
  3. Next on the list is The Windows Communication Foundation: A Primer by Laurence Moroney. It appeared in first week of October 2005 and September Community Technical Preview versions of WCF. It helps in creating first Indigo application. Please find the complete article at
  4. Last but not the least, on the list is Windows Communication Foundation (Indigo) FAQ. Here you may find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions concerning the WCF. Please find the complete faq at

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