Scale WCF Application Better with Asynchronous Programming

Posted by: Wenlong Dongs Blog, on 09 Feb 2009 | View original | Bookmarked: 0 time(s)

WCF is a framework that is asynchronous inside out. Internally, asynchronous patterns are used to achieve non-blocking calls between different layers inside WCF. Externally WCF exposes the asynchronous patterns for both client and service programming. Why Asynchronous Pattern? From performance perspective, its not always ideal to use asynchronous programming if you dont have to. Any asynchronous pattern involves at least some thread switches and thus causes delays to requests. So you should not abuse...

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