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A runtime and a set of APIs for building connected, service-oriented applications
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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 Realtime Backend / API category of a tech stack.

Who uses WCF?

Companies
14 companies reportedly use WCF in their tech stacks, including Bluebeam Software, Heimdal Security, and showare.

Developers
12 developers on StackShare have stated that they use WCF.

Why developers like WCF?

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WCF Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to WCF?
RabbitMQ
RabbitMQ gives your applications a common platform to send and receive messages, and your messages a safe place to live until received.
Firebase
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
Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.
Socket.IO
Socket.IO enables real-time bidirectional event-based communication. It works on every platform, browser or device, focusing equally on reliability and speed.
Amazon SQS
Transmit any volume of data, at any level of throughput, without losing messages or requiring other services to be always available. With SQS, you can offload the administrative burden of operating and scaling a highly available messaging cluster, while paying a low price for only what you use.
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