Cloud Computing

LT21 WCF & Web API: Can We All Just Get Along?!?

03/11/2014

2:30pm - 3:45pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Miguel Castro

Miguel Castro

MRD

Principal Consultant

Melvicorp LLC

By now I'm sure you've been told by many peers 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. I can assure you that rumors of such a demise have been greatly exaggerated. So let's set the record straight, folks. These two technologies have a different purpose, and 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, I'll 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:

  • Understanding key differences between the two technologies
  • Highlighting the strengths and weaknesses
  • Integrating the two together