WCF (Windows Communication Foundation)
Like all other things Programming models have been evolving, from Structured Programming to Object Oriented Programming to Componentization to eventually Service Orientation Architecture (SOA). Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is the best to implement SOA in an enterprise application development. WCF encompasses all older technologies of Microsoft like Web Services, Remoting, MSMQ and COM+ into a single basket. And because of this advantage it has become very easy to upgrade applications from intranet to internet environment and make discrete technologies interoperate with each other.
WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation)
WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) is for building aesthetic applications with very advanced Look and feel features. The WPF engine is responsible for creating, displaying and manipulating user-interfaces, documents, images, movies and media in ”Rich UI Windows Applications”. It replaces Winform API which was traditionally used for developing GUI in windows based application. The architecture used for development is very much inspired from ASP.NET WebForms where design (in XAML file) is separated from code (in .cs file). This is the reason the design can be independently created in some tool like Microsoft Expression Blend and coding can be done using Visual Studio IDE. BestDotNetTraining’s WPF Online Training covers all aspects of WPF right from basic controls to layouts to themes to manage 3D drawing and animation which will help one to build Windows 8 and MS Word 2013 kind of Look and feel for the applications.