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Microsoft® .NET Distributed Applications: Integrating XML Web Services and .NET Remoting
By Matthew MacDonald
 
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Pub Date: February 12, 2003
ISBN: 0-7356-1933-6
Pages: 752


Make the jump to distributed application programming using the .NET Frameworkand introduce a new level of performance, scalability, and security to your network and enterprise applications. Expert .NET developer Matthew MacDonald shares proven techniques for fully exploiting .NET Remoting, XML Web services, and other .NET technologies and integrating them into your real-world solutions. MacDonald digs into key .NET building blocks and architectural issues, explaining which features and designs will best serve your customized distributed application projectsand when to use them. Case studies with full code examples illustrate these practical techniques in action, as well as demonstrating their benefits and tradeoffs.

  
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Microsoft® .NET Distributed Applications: Integrating XML Web Services and .NET Remoting
By Matthew MacDonald
 
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Pub Date: February 12, 2003
ISBN: 0-7356-1933-6
Pages: 752
   Copyright
   Dedication
   Acknowledgments
   Introduction
      Who Should Read This Book
      The Focus of This Book
      The Three-Part Structure of This Book
      System Requirements
      Code Samples
      Variable Naming
      Feedback
      Microsoft Press Support
    Part I:  Key Technologies
      Chapter 1.  Understanding Distributed Architecture
      What Is a Distributed Application?
      Client/Server Architecture
      Distributed Architecture
      Summary
      Chapter 2.  .NET Components
      What Is a Component?
      The Component's Role in a Distributed System
      Dissecting a Sample Component
      The IComponent Interface
      Connection Strings and Configuration Files
      Deploying an Assembly
      Versioning Assemblies
      Using Configuration Files with Shared Assemblies
      Summary
      Chapter 3.  Disconnected Data: The Universal Language
      The Role of ADO.NET in a Distributed System
      The ADO.NET Object Family
      The DataSet
      XML and Cross-Platform Data Exchange
      Summary
      Chapter 4.  .NET Remoting: A More Durable DCOM
      The Role of .NET Remoting in a Distributed System
      .NET Remoting Fundamentals
      Key .NET Remoting Design Decisions
      A Simple Remoting Server
      SingleCall Objects
      Singleton Objects
      Bidirectional Communication
      Configuring Object Lifetime
      Common Remoting Exceptions
      Summary
      Chapter 5.  XML Web Services (RPC the Easy Way)
      The Role of XML Web Services in a Distributed System
      .NET Remoting vs. XML Web Services
      XML Web Service Plumbing
      Creating an XML Web Service
      Testing the XML Web Service
      Consuming the XML Web Service
      ASP.NET Platform Services
      Publishing an XML Web Service
      Cross-Platform XML Web Services
      Summary
      Chapter 6.  Threaded Clients (Responsive Interfaces)
      What Is Multithreading?
      The Role of Threaded Clients in a Distributed System
      Threading in .NET
      Asynchronous Delegates
      Wait Handles
      Callbacks
      Asynchronous I/O
      Custom Threading
      Locking
      Custom Threaded Objects
      Summary
      Chapter 7.  Thread Pools and Services (Scalable Programming)
      The Role of Threading in a Distributed System
      Singleton Basics
      An XML Web Service Singleton
      Windows Services
      Summary
      Chapter 8.  Messaging (Lightweight Communication)
      The Role of Messaging in a Distributed System
      Fire-and-Forget Communication
      Introducing Message Queuing
      Message Queuing Basics
      Manipulating Queues in .NET
      Sending a Message
      Message Queues in a Distributed Application
      Summary
      Chapter 9.  COM+ (Component Services)
      The Role of COM+ in a Distributed System
      COM and Interop
      COM+ Registration Basics
      Object Pooling
      Just-in-Time Activation
      Automatic Transactions
      Less Useful COM+ Services
      Summary
    Part II:  Developing an Architecture
      Chapter 10.  Enterprise Application Modeling
      Key Considerations for Distributed Components
      Performance vs. Scalability
      Designing in Tiers
      Distributed Design Patterns
      Choosing the Right .NET Technology
      Physical Architecture
      Summary
      Chapter 11.  Advanced Remoting Techniques
      Developing with .NET Remoting in Mind
      .NET Remoting and XML Web Services Revisited
      Programmatic Registration
      Dynamic Publication
      Summary
      Chapter 12.  Optimizing the Data Tier
      Connection Pooling
      Developing a Data Transfer Plan
      Caching
      Optimizing the Database
      Summary
      Chapter 13.  Implementing Security
      Authentication and Authorization
      Windows Authentication
      Custom Role-Based Authentication
      Encryption
      SSL
      The .NET Encryption Classes
      Summary
      Chapter 14.  Monitoring, Logging, and Profiling
      Server-Side Logging
      Client-Side Logging
      Profiling with Performance Counters
      Summary
      Chapter 15.  Deployment Strategies
      Traditional Deployment Problems and .NET Solutions
      The Application Launcher
      The Application Browser
      Summary
    Part III:  Case Studies
      Chapter 16.  Invoicer.NET Traveling Sales
      Defining the Problem
      Defining the Solution
      The Data Layer
      The Back-End OrderProcessor Service
      The Web Front End
      The XML Web Service Layer
      Migration Strategies
      Summary
      Chapter 17.  Transact.NET Order Fulfillment
      Defining the Problem
      Defining the Solution
      The Data Layer
      The Order Submission XML Web Service
      The Order Client
      The Internal OrderFill Client
      Future Directions
      Summary
      Chapter 18.  SuperCompute.NET Work Requests
      Defining the Problem
      Defining the Solution
      The Data Layer
      The Render Web Service
      The Client
      The Task Processor
      Future Directions
      Summary
      Chapter 19.  Microsoft Case Studies
      The IBuySpy Storefront
      The IBuySpy Portal
      Duwamish 7
      .NET Pet Shop
      Fitch & Mather Stocks 7
      Nile Books
      ColdStorage
      Jaggle
      Favorites Service
   About the Author
      Matthew MacDonald