What is WCF?
It is a framework for building service-oriented applications. Using this, you can send data as asynchronous messages from one service endpoint to another. A service endpoint can be part of a continuously available service hosted by IIS, or it can be a service hosted in an application.
WCF is a tool in the Message Queue category of a tech stack.
Who uses WCF?
23 companies reportedly use WCF in their tech stacks, including ViaVarejo, PFB, and Crionic.
94 developers on StackShare have stated that they use WCF.
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WCF Alternatives & Comparisons
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RabbitMQ gives your applications a common platform to send and receive messages, and your messages a safe place to live until received.
An architectural style for developing web services. A distributed system framework that uses Web protocols and technologies.
gRPC is a modern open source high performance RPC framework that can run in any environment. It can efficiently connect services in and across data centers with pluggable support for load balancing, tracing, health checking...
Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds.
Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.