Web Server

VST09 WCF & Web API: Can We All Just Get Along?!?


2:00pm - 3:15pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Miguel Castro

Miguel Castro



Melvicorp LLC

By now you've been told you shouldn't be using WCF anymore in favor of the Web API, or WCF is dead or some other dumb piece of advice. The rumors of this demise have been greatly exaggerated. So let's set the record straight, folks. These two technologies have 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. This session 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 the hate.

You will learn:

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