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  • Book review : Learning WCF

    Posted on July 19th, 2010 Thibaut No comments
    Learning WCF

    For future challenges, I’ll have to learn WCF in deep, so I decided to start with this book. Next one will be Lowy’s Programming WCF services book, which covers WCF even more in depth. But let’s talk about the book I’ve just read (written by Michele Leroux Bustamante, Chief Architect of IDesign and colleague of Juval Lowy). I found it was a perfect book to start with WCF : introduction to SOA and its tenets, teaching of the key concepts of WCF such as contracts, bindings, hosting, instancing & concurrency, reliability, security and exceptions & faults. And to help you master these concepts, each chapter contains several labs where you can put into practice what you’ve just learnt. A very effective approach. Just note that this book doesn’t cover peer-to-peer protocols (which is done in Lowy’s book).

    Pros

    • Great book, covers a lot of ground of WCF
    • The labs really help in mastering all the concepts

    Cons

    • No cons for me. Just keep in mind that this book doesn’t cover peer-to-peer protocols

    Conclusion

    I recommend this book which will give you a strong knowledge of WCF on which you can build upon with Lowy’s book if you want to go even further.

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  • The IDesign Coding Standard

    Posted on October 5th, 2009 Thibaut 2 comments

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    “A comprehensive coding standard is essential for successful product delivery. The standard helps in enforcing best practices and avoiding pitfalls, and makes knowledge dissemination across the team easier.”

    - Juval Lowy

    As this statement says and from your working experience, you surely know how a coding standard is an essential thing. Juval Lowy, founder and architect at IDesign, an industry and world-class leader bureau of software architecture, puts at our disposal his standards about C# and WCF. Since he published these ones, they’ve become the de-facto industry standards. Needless to say they’re worth casting a glance at.

    Also don’t forget that there are no best standards and what defines a good one is how well and how uniformly you apply the one you’ve defined. Hope you’ll find these resources interesting !

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