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Hammock

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Categories: Web Services - Remoting - WCF

Latest version: 1.2.6
Added 2011-08-23

C# HTTP API client for consuming REST web services.

Hammock provides classes to help you consume RESTful services or develop your own client API libraries.
It supports asynchronous operation, query caching and mocking, periodic and rate limited tasks, object model serialization, multi-part forms, Basic and OAuth authentication, and timeout and retry policies. It is designed to allow you to extend it, so you can provide your own serialization scheme, custom validation, rate limiting rules, and web credentials. It also helps you unify projects across a wide range of platforms and devices, as it works on .NET, .NET Compact Framework, Silverlight, Windows Phone, Mono, MonoTouch, and MonoDroid.

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NServiceBus

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Categories: Web Services - Remoting - WCF

Author: Udi Dahan

Latest version: 2.5
Added 2007-10-11Updated 2011-04-11

Open source communication framework for building enterprise .NET systems.

Features include:
- Publish/subscribe communication
- State management for long-running business processes
- Durable messaging
- Extensibility
- Integrated with ASP.NET 2.0 asynchronous pages and tasks
- Supports occasionally connected smart clients
- Automatic poison message handling
- Smart load balancing for heterogeneous server farms
- Performance in production of 1000 messages/second for each endpoint
- XCopy deployment

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Visual Studio 2005 extensions for .NET Framework 3.0

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Categories: SVG - XAML - WPF - Silverlight, Web Services - Remoting - WCF

Author: Microsoft

Latest version: November 2006 CTP
Added 2006-01-20Updated 2006-11-07

Provides developers with support for building .NET Framework 3.0 applications using the released version of Visual Studio 2005.
These tools are provided as an early preview of technology being considered for the Orcas release of Visual Studio. These tools are not supported by Microsoft but provided as is to enable early adoption of the .NET Framework 3.0 platform. Users will be expected to upgrade to the Visual Studio Orcas release when that becomes commercially available.
This release includes XAML Intellisense support through schema extensions for the editor, project templates for the Windows Presentation Foundation and the Windows Communication Foundation, and .NET Framework 3.0 SDK documentation integration. This release contains a preview of the Visual Designer for Windows Presentation Foundation (code name "Cider"). This release does not include a graphical design surface for the Windows Communication Foundation.

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PeerChannel

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Categories: Web Services - Remoting - WCF

Author: Mailframe

Latest version: 1.0.1317.11722
Added 2004-11-16

Improves .NET Remoting with support for callbacks and asynchronous events.
Rather than opening a new connection for each method call/lookup, as is done in stock .NET remoting, PeerChannel will open only one socket between two hosts. Messages between hosts are multiplexed on this socket. This cuts down on connection setup time as well as conserves socket handles, particularly on heavily loaded hosts that potentially can have many incoming calls at once.
Features include:
- Bidirectional replacement for TcpChannel
- Scalable MultiQueue
- Supports server activated objects, client activated objects, and asynchronous remoting
- Works with both binary and SOAP formatters
- Replaceable prefix allows transparent upgrade
- AES/Rijndael Encryption option

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ServiceStack

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Categories: Web Services - Remoting - WCF

Latest version: 2.09
Added 2011-04-11

Opensource .NET and Mono REST Web Services framework.
ServiceStack is a code-first, DTO-driven, WCF replacement web services framework encouraging best-practices for creating DRY, high-perfomance, scalable REST web services.

Features include:
- Model-driven, code-first development
- Fuse C# and HTTP as DRY as possible
- Write once, support for all XML, JSON, SOAP
- No XML config, no code-gen
- Infers intelligence from strong-typed DTOs
- Cross-platform support for OSS/Linux
- JSON and JSV text serializers
- Redis client
- ASP.NET config-free caching providers

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WS-Compression for WCF

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Author: Pablo M. Cibraro

Compression filter for Windows Communication Foundation (WCF).

Features include:
- Message body compression
- Different compression algorithms (GZIP, Deflate)
- Different compression levels
- Support to enable compression by means of configuration or code

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WCF Mail Transport

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Author: Rodolfo Finochietti

Latest version: 1.0
Added 2007-10-29

WCF transport channel that works over the POP3 and SMTP protocols.

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WS-Compression For WSE 3

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Author: Rodolfo Finochietti

Latest version: 2.0.0.2
Added 2006-04-25

Compression filter for Web Services Enhancements (WSE) 3.

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Web Service Dynamic Proxy

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Categories: Web Services - Remoting - WCF

Author: Rodolfo Finochietti

Latest version: 1.0
Added 2007-02-07

Small library for calling web services without generating static proxy code.

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Mini-Comm

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Author: Mini-Tools

Latest version: 1.0
Added 2006-02-20

Interprocess Communications (IPC) component for sharing text and data between processes running on the same computer.
Mini-Comm can also ensure that only one instance of an application is running at a time. Mini-Comm includes a messaging system to track and communicate with other processes, and a control panel for developers to monitor and debug interprocess communications and add messages to the system while it is running.

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Service Invocation Framework

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Categories: Web Services - Remoting - WCF

Latest version: 1.1.0.0 RC
Added 2006-12-29

Framework to speed up development of SOA implementations.

Features include:
- Unified programmatic model to consume services from different sources and protocols
- Dynamic proxy generation at runtime
- WebServiceAdapter: invoke any web service (WCF, WSE, Asmx) without static proxies
- RemotingServiceAdapter: invoke services exposed through .NET Remoting
- PipelineServiceAdapter: add cross-cutting logic before and after invoking your services
- InProcServiceAdapter: invoke your local services without jumping through process boundaries
- Diagnostics and tracing

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RestSharp

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Categories: Web Services - Remoting - WCF

Latest version: 101.3
Added 2011-08-23

Open source REST client designed primarily for consuming third-party HTTP APIs.

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ESB.NET

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Categories: Web Services - Remoting - WCF

Author: Keystroke IT Australia

Latest version: 5.4.0.0
Added 2007-02-20

Distributed Enterprise Service Bus (ESB).

Features include:
- XML message-based services
- Plug-in framework for building business services and integration components
- Resulting services exposed via SOA principles and multiple transports (SOAP WSE3, WCF, raw HTTP)
- Client-side assemblies abstract the envelope and communication details
- Attachment handling details abstracted
- Work at the message level for your business services
- Abstracted ESBEnvelope and helper classes to ease message manipulation (documents and attachments)
- Configurable execution of plug-in services modules
- Visual Studio template project and class for building services
- Centralized management of all services
- Logging

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Remoting Analyzer Studio

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Categories: Web Services - Remoting - WCF

Author: Roman Kiss

GUI subscriber to remoting probe(s) to explore the remoting messages between remote objects and their consumers.

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RemObjects SDK for .NET

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Author: RemObjects Software

Latest version: 5.0.35.741
Added 2004-10-28Updated 2009-01-06

Allows you to build fully managed multi-tier servers and clients for the .NET and Mono platforms.
Features include:
- BinMessage messaging format for better speed
- Service Builder 3, the RAD service-modeling tool
- Combine .NET and Mono servers with Delphi/Kylix clients, and vice versa, to build cross-platform solutions
- TCP and HTTP based channels
- Extensible framework: add new networking channels or messaging components
- Data compression for slow networks (ZLib or your own)
- Built-in security features to prevent DOS attacks and server exploits
- Extensible Session Management architecture

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WebSync

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Categories: Internet and communications, Web Services - Remoting - WCF

Author: Frozen Mountain Software

Latest version: 2.4
Added 2010-05-04

Comet server for .NET.
WebSync lets you push data from your servers, in real-time, over the web.

WebSync is an implementation of the Bayeux protocol, so any Bayeux-compliant clients can be used to connect to it. It supports pretty much all browsers (IE6+, FF2+, Safari, Chrome, Opera, Safari iPhone, Android, etc) and includes SDKs for use with PHP, Silverlight, and thick .NET applications.

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WCF Visualizers Tool

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Categories: Profiling - Debugging, Web Services - Remoting - WCF

Latest version: 1.7
Added 2008-07-31

Visual Studio debugger visualizers for WCF.

Includes:
- Message Visualizer
- ChannelDispatcher Visualizer
- ServiceDescription Visualizer
- ServiceHost Visualizer
- ServiceEndpoint for the client side
- ClientRuntime Visualizer
- Binding Visualizer
- SecurityContext Visualizer
- Security Visualizer

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HessianC#

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Categories: Web Services - Remoting - WCF

Latest version: 1.2.1
Added 2005-11-15

C# library for the Hessian web service protocol.
The Hessian binary web service protocol makes web services usable without requiring a large framework, and without learning yet another alphabet soup of protocols. Because it is a binary protocol, it is well-suited to sending binary data without any need to extend the protocol with attachments.

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XWsdl

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Categories: Web Services - Remoting - WCF

Author: Devolutions

Latest version: 1.0.0.0
Added 2006-02-01

Program used to create a Web Services proxy without business object generation.
XWsdl is useful when you want to share business objects from the server to the client. The server must be created in .NET. It's an extension to the original wsdl.exe from Microsoft.

XWsdl uses the Schema Importer Extensions and simplifies the deployment. Without this tool, the extension must be deployed in the GAC and the machine.config must be changed. Alternatively you can install it in the Visual Studio 2005 private assemblies directory and modify the devenv.exe.config.

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WSE 3 Custom Transports Collecion

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Categories: Web Services - Remoting - WCF

Author: Rodolfo Finochietti

Latest version: 1.0.0.0
Added 2006-07-19

Collection of custom transports (soap.udp, soap.smtp and soap.sql) for Web Services Enhancements (WSE) 3.

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Web Services Enhancements

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Author: Microsoft

Latest version: 3.0
Added 2004-05-25Updated 2005-06-08

Add-on to Visual Studio .NET and the .NET Framework that enables developers to build secure Web services based on the latest Web services protocol specifications.

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WSCF

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Author: Thinktecture

Latest version: 0.6
Added 2003-11-22Updated 2006-02-28

A Visual Studio .NET add-in for improved "Contract First" Web services development.
WSCF (WsContractFirst) helps to :
- Design your contract's messages and interface (WSDL creation wizard)
- Generate code from the contract (generates a client-side proxy class or a server-side stub skeleton in C# or VB.NET from a WSDL file)

Features include:
- Command line interface.
- Generation of partial classes
- Support for nullable types
- Support for SOAP 1.2 binding
- Option for generating old or new async calling code
- Option for generating explicit order identifiers on particle members
- Option for generating improved data binding code available
- Option for generating List<T> types instead of Collections
- Option for generating the optional element specified flag handling code

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Genuine Channels

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Categories: Web Services - Remoting - WCF

Author: Dmitry Belikov

Latest version: 2.5.4
Added 2004-04-27Updated 2005-02-14

Offers bi-directional .NET Remoting channels providing the following benefits in comparison with Microsoft .NET Remoting native channels:
- Accessibility for clients behind NAT, Firewall and proxy
- Guaranteed call timeout
- Conditions for the stable communication
- Clients can detect whether the server was restarted
- Better options while hosting at ASP
- Compression, Encryption, SSPI support
- Broadcast Engine which simplifies event development
- IP Multicasting support
- etc.

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DevForce

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Categories: Frameworks, Object-relational mapping, RAD - Dev automation, Web Services - Remoting - WCF

Author: IdeaBlade

Latest version: 3.5
Added 2005-12-14Updated 2007-04-04

Framework and integrated suite of RAD tools for the development and deployment of .NET applications.
DevForce extends .NET with class libraries, components, RAD tools and a business object server.

Features include:
- Object-relational mapping
- Persistence management
- Declarative UI databinding
- Visual Studio RAD tools
- Business object server
- Business rules validation engine
- Integration into Visual Studio 2005

A free version is available: DevForce Express

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