For better or worse, we're going to be using WCF as part of the back-end of a new system we are going to be building. I'm looking for a good book to help me learn how to create such services effectively and correctly. I came across the older version of Michele Leroux Bustamante's book, Learning WCF, but it isn't helping much for v4. She has a new version of the book for v4, but it isn't out until January. I picked up Juval Lowy's Programming WCF Services and while I'm sure it is a great book, it is definitely WAY above my current knowledge level. I'm not getting anything much from it.
I've been scoping out the offerings on Amazon, and quite frankly I can't tell which of all these books is going to be of much help. My local Barnes and Noble currently has no other WCF books on its shelves so I cannot check some of these out.
One that looked interesting was "Windows Communication Foundation 4 Step by Step" by John Sharp, but there's no reviews on Amazon of this, so...
I need some recommendations!
Updated to add:
I was dismayed that the results here were not at all trending towards finding me a book that could be used as a beginner-style tutorial (except for Bustamante's book, which is not yet available for WCF v4). I then found that John Sharp had written a book called "Windows Communication Foundation 4 Step by Step". I wasn't sure if this was going to be what I needed either, but a look at Amazon's user reviews for the previous edition of the book (for v3 of WCF) seemed to indicate it might work. As I frequently do, I used Amazon's reviews to choose to buy a book at my local Barnes & Noble. I'll see about reporting in this space how this book works out for me. Thanks, everyone who responded!
A further update:
I tried working through "Windows Communication Foundation 4 Step by Step" and for some reason it just wouldn't gel in my head. However, my lead dev took it and used the information to overcome a problem he had been having putting together a WCF service for an important project. He said it really helped him understand the whole of WCF. All I got to say is: he is smarter than I.