WCF being replaced? RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • I read an article which had the following text 

    "some of the folks who dissected leaked Windows 8 builds already discovered the existence of WinRT. It does, indeed, seem to me that  WinRT is the core set of services -- communications, graphics and devices/printing -- that replaces the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), etc. layer in Windows today."

    Could anyone elaborate on this in terms that is WCF being replaced with something else (if yes why and what happens with WCF)? 


    Thursday, January 10, 2013 6:47 PM

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  • First Windows 8/RT has been released as the article  is old. If you look back at Windows 7 never had a real SOA based api. Instead WCF now is baked into Windows RT. Therefore all the client related code for communicating back to the web service may not be necessary but WCF still provides something on the server side to actually build the SOA services. It may appears that it is "replaced" but really its the next evolution of WCF.

    Note: These are only my thoughts, theories, and observations.



    Thursday, January 10, 2013 8:59 PM