REST WCF Service for Web Applications in ASP.NET Hands-On – Udemy

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What you’ll learn

  • Build a restful WCF service from the ground up
  • Understand the configurations file for the service
  • Use and implement HTTP Request Methods or verbs for a restful communication like GET, POST, PUT & DELETE
  • Use the Google Chrome developer tools and read the network communications
  • Implement all CRUD operations (Create, Read, Update, Delete)
  • Implement custom requests like searching or sorting and use the RequestURI to your advantage, e.g. by passing arguments in the URL or in the body of your request
  • Debug your C# and also JavaScript code in Visual Studio
  • Send status codes (like 404 Not Found) back to the client and react to them properly

So you have this old legacy application on your screen, it needs some fixes and new features, but unfortunately, these have to be implemented with a WCF Service? 

Don’t panic! I’m here to help.

WCF Services are still quite often used in bigger corporations and also small teams because they might use older software that was built with these kinds of services.

Now people with deep knowledge of WCF-Services are rare. And that’s your chance!

By the end of this “REST WCF Service for Web Applications” course, you will be able to build WCF Services from the ground up and also change existing implementations and maintain these like a pro. 

Let’s have a look at what you are going to learn in this course:

Ajax-enabled restful WCF Service with Visual Studio

Within the first 10 minutes of this course, you will already learn how to build a new restful WCF Service from the ground up. After that, we will dive deeper into the code and implement several features. For that matter, this course provides a small prepared web application – a superhero database – where all the HTML & CSS parts are already covered.

You can totally focus on implementing the WCF Service in C# in Visual Studio and call your web service from the browser with JavaScript.

The web.config

After we created a completely new WCF Service, we will go over every important file in the Visual Solution and in particular cover the Web.config. All attributes in this configurations file will be explained.

CRUD operations with custom classes and lists

CRUD stands for Create, Read, Update and Delete. And this is exactly what you are going to do in this course. But you will not only use basic data types like strings and integers to implement these operations. You will use custom classes (superheroes in essence) and lists of these classes to create new heroes, update them and so on.

Common HTTP methods

To match these operations, you will make use of the four most common HTTP request methods, GET, POST, PUT and DELETE. Every HTTP method is used for a certain CRUD operation and you will learn which one you should use and why.

More than CRUD: Filtering, custom searches, sorting

A real-life WCF Service usually has to do more than just CRUD. That’s we will dive even deeper and implement some custom requests like searching or sorting.


Most likely every web service will have some errors. To find and fix these errors, it’s highly recommended to debug your code. We will do exactly that. But you will not only learn how to debug your C# code but also how to debug your JavaScript code with Visual Studio as well.

Sending StatusCodes

Let’s assume you’re looking for a particular object but your WCF Service can’t find it. Wouldn’t it be great to send this information back to the requesting client, i.e. sending back a “404 Not Found”? You learn how to do exactly that.

I’m Patrick and I will be your Instructor for this course. I’m a Web Developer for over a decade now, and I have worked for big companies with thousands of employees, small teams with only 5 people and also completely by myself as a contractor.

As a Udemy Instructor, to this date, I was able to publish three software development courses with a total of over 20.000 unique students.

If you have any questions, feel free to connect!

And if the course still isn’t for you. You have a 30-day money-back guarantee. No questions asked.

Sounds good? I’m looking forward to see you in the course.

Who this course is for:

  • Developers who have or want to build restful WCF services for any kind of web application
  • Developers who have or want to fix, maintain or implement new features to existing WCF services

Course content

  • The WCF Service
  • CRUD Implementations
  • More than CRUD

10 reviews for REST WCF Service for Web Applications in ASP.NET Hands-On – Udemy

  1. Donny Phan

    Super practical. Lessons are catered towards anyone looking to find work in this industry. It felt very comprehensive and gave me a broad understanding of the programming spectrum

  2. Madhav raj Verma

    Thanks for your great effort. i am fully satisfied with this course the way you teach and your explanation are very clear ,The content you provide in your course no one can do this at this price.

  3. Sachin Gupta

    I really didn’t want to leave a low rating as Angela is a great teacher. The 1st half of this course was terrific. The 2nd half was terrible. Under the justification of “teaching students how to figure things out on their own”, pretty much all videos and all explanations were dropped. You were just told what to do, given links to documentation and told to figure it out on your own. I understand doing that to some degree, but to revert to that entirely for nearly half the content barely makes this a course. It’s just a list of things for you to learn, then you’re left on your own to learn them. The 2nd half was so bad, especially the data science component, that I didn’t bother finishing the course.

  4. Vincent Beaudet

    Amazing 40 days course.
    Angela is a great teacher.
    The other 60 days are all about web developement, interacting with web pages, on your own with little to no explanations. I did not expect that at all. I wanted to learn more about software and scripting.
    This left me disappointed , confused and i started to doubt myself. Not a fun experience after the amount of effort i’v put in this course.

    Exercices format and explanations for the first 40 days were worth it tho.

  5. Ben K

    Not just an introduction to python, but really helps you learn fundamental aspects of python and coding in general. Some parts may require some knowledge on the subject (data science comes to mind) and there is quite some web development in the course. So, a few areas were not completely to my liking (I would have liked to see it done differently), but this course deserves the 5 stars in my opinion.

  6. Omid Alikhel

    I found the method a bit difficult when a code is written and then changed back to something different, with no enough explanation of how something happened and where it came from or a step by step explanation of why something is happening, i have no doubt in the instructors talent, but we are beginners!

  7. Devang Jain

    The course is not updated and most of the solution codes don’t work and there are no video solutions towards the end

  8. Szymon Kozak

    I think that the course tutor is really good in giving right information to learn at the right time. Thanks to this fact, my understanding of coding in python after 29 days of learning is above my expectations.

  9. Begoña Ruiz Diaz

    Ha sido la mejor elección que podría haber hecho.

  10. Vaibhav Sachdeva

    I want to thank Angela for making such an amazing course. It really helped me explore more things with python.

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