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Comparing this with WCF Data Services

Apr 26, 2010 at 6:45 AM

WCF Data Services (previously ADO.NET Data Services and before that Astoria) does pretty much the same thing out of the box. What are you hoping to add or do differently?

Apr 26, 2010 at 10:35 PM

Valid question ...  I have been working on a site where the team does not want to use data services for various resions and needed an alternative. 

  1. I wanted to attempt to give an option over ASP.NET MVC and not WCF.  
  2. (debatable)Finer grained control to inject a "business rules" \ "workflow" layer. 
  3. A pure learning exercise to self improve and grow. 
  4. Give alternative approaches to similar problems as Data Services as there is never a single "holy grail".

Thanks for taking the time and giving feedback.