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  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Jul 12, 2010 (3 months ago)
    A while ago Shawn Wildermuth wrote a post about the state of data access in Silverlight and now he decided to update it with some new information.

    The three options for data access are still the same "Web Services, WCF Data Services and WCF RIA Services". My major issue with data access today in Silverlight persists: there is no perfect answer. There is give and take with each approach and giving good advice about the right one is difficult.

  • Choosing a Data Access Layer for Silverlight 3

    0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Sep 30, 2009 (more than a year ago)
    In this post Shawn Wildermuth is trying to help you choose which data access to use for Silverlight 3. The three major candidates are Web Services (WCF/ASMX), ADO.NET Data Services and RIA Services. 

    In any situation, any of these will work. But they are suited to different styles and requirements. Here's the abridged differences between the stacks:

    • Web Services: Interface-based Data Access
    • ADO.NET Data Services: LINQ-based Data Access with change management
    • RIA Services: Interface-based Data Access with change management
  • 1 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Aug 10, 2009 (more than a year ago)
    In this part, Brad Abrams wanted to explore one of the most popular data access solutions for .NET – NHibernate. 

    Many customers finds that the flexibility of NHibernate makes it easier for them to build maintainable and testable applications.  As an aside, I think NHibernate is an excellent example of the vibrant open source community on .NET that I’d like to support. 

    You may find Brad's previous posts from the series here

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Feb 10, 2009 (more than a year ago)

    Dan Wahlin has a new article in his column in Visual Studio Magazine. It is about data access options in Silverlight 2.


    Data is king in today's business applications. After all, without data there'd be no need to write applications in many cases because there'd be nothing to show end users. So it follows that for business applications to succeed, they must have a framework in place to access, manipulate and bind data.