I'm working to implement a data service solution that has 2 request functions but can respond with one of 3 transmission types:

  1. x12 EDI

  2. HTTP MIME multipart


I would also need to include logging and username/password authentication to the services. I'm in the very early learning stages of WCF. Is WCF a good fit for this?


Yes, WCF is a good fit for this. It supports everything in your list.


You might want to check out FubuMVC too - at my previous job we implemented something pretty similar over that stack; it has really powerful composability, which means that you can conditionally add behaviors like logging/auditing/authentication and adding a formatter to format the output correctly is simply a matter of putting the behavior into the behavior chain. It's also convention driven, so it's very flexible.

All of that said, I can say that WCF Data Services specifically isn't the right solution (one of your tags) but WCF would probably meet your needs and comes with a better support agreement than FubuMVC.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.