Developing Services

T13 Creating Scalable State Full Services Using WCF and WF


2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Level: Intermediate

Marcel de Vries



Most people know today that a stateless programming model is one that scales the best. But how can you build services that act upon message exchange patterns without managing all the state yourself. How can you build a system that recovers from system reboots without even bothering about it? In this session I will show how you can build stateless WCF services that appear to be state full by leveraging Windows Workflow Foundation. We will use the concept of Workflow Services to implement a SOA based architecture that is resilient to system reboots while implementing state full message exchange patterns.

You will learn:

  • Core concepts that provide scalability
  • To leverage Windows Workflow foundation as an architectural building block
  • To leverage Workflow Services
  • To handle message correlation
  • To implement long running work without blocking the call



Keynote Announced!

Cameron Skinner

Visual Studio 11: Turning Ideas into Software

The world of software today is defined by the word “Experience”. You can see it in the way people have adopted new experiences for devices of different form factors, you can see it in how people want to experience their information and you can see it in the context of how people interact to build software solutions. Regardless of the solution you’re building, the fundamental need for a compelling experience exists. In Visual Studio 11, Microsoft aims to ensure that developers have all the tooling to create compelling user experiences, an IDE that sets a new bar for the developer experience and a family of products dramatically improves the team experience for everyone.

Cameron Skinner, General Manager, Visual Studio Ultimate, Microsoft


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