W27 WCF & Web API: Can We All Just Get Along?!?


4:30pm - 5:45pm

Level: Intermediate

Miguel Castro

Miguel Castro



Melvicorp LLC

By now many of your peers have told you that 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. Miguel can assure you that rumors of such a demise have been greatly exaggerated. So let's set the record straight, folks. These two technologies serve 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, Miguel will give you 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 together, we can stop all this hate.

You will learn:

  • The key differences between the two technologies
  • Highlighting the strengths and weaknesses
  • About integrating the two together