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Web Services Contract First

October 1, 2008 Leave a comment

There are lots and lots of reasons to design the contract for the webservice (interface,messages etc) and only then proceed to the actual coding. Anyway it’s a common practice to any software project, but it is not that straightforward process in Visual Studio ASMX webservices.

With all the Vistual studio pre-generated project artifacts and templates it’s so much easier to get your[WebMethod] and voila! WSDL is genareted and contract is ready.

Here is nice article to address the doubts “Contract-First Web Services: 6 Reasons to Start with WSDL and Schema” on SOA Magazine

Nice post on the WebServiceContractFirst in VS2008 and WCF
ww.dotneteer.com/Weblog/post/2008/04/WSDL-first-(Contract-first)-Web-Service-development-with-Visual-Studio-2008.aspx

After doing some research and blogs scanning WSCF tool from thinktecture looks promising for ASMX
WSCF.blue is the new edition that supports WCF  http://wscfblue.codeplex.com/

(For the default .AddIn file locations for Visual Studio 2008 add-ins http://www.mztools.com/articles/2008/MZ2008001.aspx )

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