infrastructure

Practical differences between ASP.NET Web API and WCF Data Services

By Mirek on (tags: ASP.NET, OData, WCF Data Services, Web API, categories: infrastructure, code)

In this post I would like to point out the main practical differences between ASP.NET Web API and WCF Data Services (OData). For those who does not yet know too much about Web API there is a lot of articles and tutorial about this topic on the net. The starting point is of course Microsoft ASP.NET team site which provides all related information and a bunch of tutorials. Concer…

architecture

WCF Data Services performance

By Mirek on (tags: Data Services, OData, WCF, categories: architecture, code)

The main benefit of using WCF Data Services (formerly ADO.NET Data Services, codename "Astoria) is that this is interoperable, which means it can be accessed from clients created in different technologies. Moreover standard WCF services offers the only exposed set of methods. Data Services, as implementation of OData protocol, offers the Resource to be queried and altered …

architecture

Application communication ways – WCF Data Services with EF Code First, WPF and WP7

By Mirek on (tags: OData, WCF, WP7, categories: architecture, infrastructure)

Let’s assume there is an application database and the various client applications developed in Windows Presentation Foundation, Silverlight, Windows Phone 7 and ASP.NET MVC 3. The database is either MS SQL Server or MS SQL Server CE. Now the potential customer may use one or many of these applications/platforms so the connections to the database must be performed from all of these clients.
The following scenarios are considered. I tried to list some points that should be considered when choosing particular connection approach. The pictures represents the general architecture of the approach.