• WCF vs gRPC - Round 2

    Revisiting our previous post comparing WCF to gRPC looking at the affect of different WCF bindings on the performance comparison. With some tuning work, could we get WCF to match the performance of gRPC? Read on to see how the results change as we compare the options!

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  • Unix domain sockets on Windows

    I just found out from a tweet from David Fowler that Windows is getting support for Unix domain sockets, which is pretty amazing. Unix domain sockets are an inter-process communication (IPC) feature that use the file-system as an address space, and file-system permissions for security. Other than that, they generally work like regular network sockets. Lots of Linux software uses domain sockets for local connections; for example, Docker creates a...

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  • WCF vs gRPC

    One of the alternatives recommended by Microsoft for organizations looking for a migration path away from WCF on .NET Framework is gRPC: a low-overhead, high-performance, cross-platform RPC framework. The upcoming .NET Core 3.0 has first-class support for gRPC; out of the box, you can create a new project with dotnet new grpc.

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  • Life after WCF

    Microsoft announced at //BUILD 2019 that after .NET Core 3.0 will be .NET 5 - unifying .nET Framework and .NET Core. But, not everything is coming along for the journey. Notably - Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is not being ported forward to .NET 5. Fortunately, there are more modern alternatives that are lighter weight and offer broader compatibility. If you're heavily invested in WCF, what's next for you? Read on...

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