WCF acronym for Windows Communication Foundation is part of Microsoft .NET Framework unified programming model to develop Service Oriented Applications.
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) offers a manageable approach to distributed computing, broad interoperability, and direct support for service orientation.
WCF simplifies development of coupled applications and supports distributed application development by providing a layered architecture.
Few business requirements that WCF addresses the following requirements for businesses:
- WCF can communicate using Web services thus interoperability with other platforms that also support SOAP, such as the leading J2EE-based application servers, is simple.
- WCF can be configured and extended to communicate with Web services using messages for example simple XML formats like RSS not based on SOAP.
- WCF provides performance benefits for distributed application that is significant for businesses.
- Distributed transactions and other aspects of Enterprise Services are supported by WCF.
- WCF supports a large set of the WS-* specifications, WCF helps provide reliability, security, and transactions when communicating with any platform that also supports these specifications.
- WCF option for queued messaging, built on Message Queuing, allows applications to use persistent queuing without using another set of application programming interfaces.
With the help of the WCF our consultants develop service oriented applications that adhere to the existing web standards.