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CSF vs. WCF ("Indigo") RRS feed

  • Question

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     I took a brief look at the architecture of both frameworks and they looks very similar.

     

    If a company is looking to do a major implementation over the next few months of CSF, shouldn’t they just wait till WCF is released?

     

    Are there major differences between the two?

    Thursday, October 12, 2006 9:51 PM

Answers

  • Hi Ashish,

    You are correct that a forthcoming version of the CSF will be based on Indigo (WCF / .Net 3.0).

    Indigo (WCF) is a complete set of classes and interfaces for building robust web services, including WS-* compliant web services. WCF emphasises design-time specification of message sending and receiving stacks.

    CSF is a collection of WS-* compliant web services, intended to make SOA adoption easier. CSF makes heavy use of WS-Addressing and WS-Security. WS-Eventing is also used for some important scenarios such as event-driven billing and propagation of profile changes. The primary target customers of the CSF are telcos, but customers in other industries are also embarking on PoC projects.

    Many Thanks, Ashish!!

    -Rob.

     

    Friday, October 13, 2006 7:03 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    At a very high level, WCF provides a way to create individual services (and leverages latest WS* protocols) .

    CSF provides a way to create and tie the services together to form consolidated services and manage them. CSF3.0 uses WSE3.0 and later version of CSF is probably going to use WCF.

    Thanks,

    Ashish Malhotra

    Friday, October 13, 2006 10:57 AM
  • Hi,

    At a very high level, WCF provides a way to create individual services (and leverages latest WS* protocols) .

    CSF provides a way to create and tie the services together to form consolidated services and manage them. CSF3.0 uses WSE3.0 and later version of CSF is probably going to use WCF.

    Thanks,

    Ashish Malhotra

    Friday, October 13, 2006 11:25 AM
  • Hi Ashish,

    You are correct that a forthcoming version of the CSF will be based on Indigo (WCF / .Net 3.0).

    Indigo (WCF) is a complete set of classes and interfaces for building robust web services, including WS-* compliant web services. WCF emphasises design-time specification of message sending and receiving stacks.

    CSF is a collection of WS-* compliant web services, intended to make SOA adoption easier. CSF makes heavy use of WS-Addressing and WS-Security. WS-Eventing is also used for some important scenarios such as event-driven billing and propagation of profile changes. The primary target customers of the CSF are telcos, but customers in other industries are also embarking on PoC projects.

    Many Thanks, Ashish!!

    -Rob.

     

    Friday, October 13, 2006 7:03 PM