How can we improve WCF?

A tool for detecting breaking change.

Some changes to the service interface are non-breaking (e.g. adding method/properties), and some are not (e.g. renaming properties, adding more subclass in the response).

With a fairly large contract and frequent release, manually checking these rules for breaking changes is laborious and error prone.

It would be great for the WCF to provide such a tool for us to check for backward compatibility at the service interface level.

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    Andrew AuAndrew Au shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Lars WilhelmsenLars Wilhelmsen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Sitting somewhere on a disk, I have a half-baked solution for doing semantic diffs of WCF contracts, based on the service description hierarchies (WCF has it's own "metadata" reflection mechanism)

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