.NET Web Services Training: WCF, Web API and SignalR

Course 2601

  • Duration: 4 days
  • Labs: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Level: Advanced
Get This Course £2,095
  • 4-day instructor-led training course
  • Tuition fee can be paid later by invoice -OR- at the time of checkout by credit card
  • Aug 9 - 12 2:00 PM - 9:30 PM BST
    Herndon, VA or AnyWare
  • Oct 18 - 21 2:00 PM - 9:30 PM BST
    New York or AnyWare
  • Feb 7 - 10 2:00 PM - 9:30 PM GMT
    Herndon, VA or AnyWare

.NET includes complementary web service frameworks that allow enterprise applications to gain online access to critical business data. In this .NET Web Services training course, you will program WCF, ASP.NET Web API, and SignalR web services with C# or Visual Basic to exploit each of the frameworks and maximise these technologies. These services connect isolated data to create powerful, distributed .NET applications.

  • Experience with .NET programming in either Visual Basic or C# at the level of:
  • You should know how to:
    • Write classes containing methods and properties
    • Design and implement programmatic interfaces
    • Employ data access in .NET using ADO.NET
    • Craft user interfaces for web or Windows applications with ASP.NET, Windows Forms, or WPF

  • The frameworks covered in the course include WCF Web services for .NET 3.0 - 4.x, ASP.NET Web API services for .NET 4.5, and SignalR services for .NET 4.5
  • This course uses Visual Studio 2019, but is useful to those using an earlier version

.NET Web Services Training: WCF, Web API and SignalR Delivery Methods

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Attend online, in person, or bring this course to your facility

.NET Web Services Training: WCF, Web API and SignalR Course Benefits

  • Create Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services
  • Develop RESTful web services with ASP.NET Web API
  • Harness real–time web services with SignalR
  • Connect MVC, WPF, and HTML5 browser clients to .NET services

.NET Web Services Course Outline

Web service architecture

  • Dividing responsibilities in n–tier distributed applications
  • Determining service and operation granularity
  • Comparing operation–, resource– and real–time–focused services

Web service support in .NET

  • The spectrum of .NET service toolkits
  • WCF
  • ASP.NET Web API services
  • SignalR real–time services

Programming WCF services

  • Creating the service interface and implementation
  • Applying attributes to the service and operations
  • Implementing data contracts explicitly and implicitly
  • Employing fault contracts to report service errors

Accessing and hosting WCF services

  • Connecting ASP.NET MVC and WPF clients to WCF
  • Adding service references to client applications
  • Coding clients without adding service references
  • Hosting WCF services with IIS and Windows services

Configuring WCF services

  • Authoring service and client configuration
  • Leveraging bindings for interoperability and performance
  • Harnessing service and endpoint behaviours
  • Simplifying configuration with .NET 4.x

Creating ASP.NET Web API services

  • Programming the API controller
  • Mapping CRUD operations to HTTP verbs
  • GET
  • POST
  • Connecting service URLs to operations with routing

Web API clients and hosting

  • Accessing Web API services from .NET, web and mobile clients
  • Retrieving XML, JSON and Atom formatted data
  • Hosting Web API services in IIS and custom applications

Constructing OData services with Web API

  • Returning IQueryable from controller actions
  • Querying OData service data with $select, $filter and $orderby

Exploiting Web API service features

  • Integrating Web API services with Entity Framework
  • Automating service documentation with help pages
  • Validating with model binding and data annotations

Architecting ASP.NET SignalR services

  • Replacing polling with server push
  • Establishing candidate applications for SignalR
  • Chat
  • Monitoring
  • Dashboard
  • Collaboration

Coding SignalR services

  • Developing the hub class
  • Broadcasting to all connected clients
  • Segmenting callbacks with groups

Interacting with SignalR services from browser clients

  • Integrating SignalR with jQuery
  • Responding to SignalR broadcast messages
  • Managing the connection life cycle

WCF service security

  • Selecting a secure binding
  • Comparing transport and message security
  • Authorising service operations with principal permissions

ASP.NET Web API security

  • Implementing individual account security with OAuth
  • Integrating Web API with Forms authentication
  • Enabling secure access to services with Authorise
  • Building deployment packages with Visual Studio
  • Enabling Web Sockets with IIS
  • Monitoring WCF services with Windows Server AppFabric

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Course FAQs

RESTful Web Services in ASP.NET is a web service framework that allows enterprise application to gain online access to critical business data.

This course uses .NET along with WCF, ASP.NET Web API, and SignalR web services with C# or VB frameworks.

Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want. This course is available in class and live online.