Cloud Computing

T02 WCF & Web API: Can We All Just Get Along?!?


9:15am - 10:30am

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Miguel Castro

Miguel Castro



Melvicorp LLC

By now you've been told by many of your peers you shouldn't be using WCF anymore in favor of the Web API, or that WCF is dead or some other dumb piece of advice. Rumors of that demise have been greatly exaggerated. So let's set the record straight. These two technologies have a different purpose. While there is some overlap, each has its strengths and its weaknesses. Each has its place and most service-oriented systems benefit from having both involved. In this session, you'll hear a full comparison of those strengths and weaknesses which each technology carries, and how to make them work side-by-side in your SO-applications. Maybe by working together, you can help stop all this hate.

You will learn:

  • Key differences between the two technologies
  • About their strengths and weaknesses
  • How to integrate the two