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ASP.NET 4 Unleashed by Nate Dudek, Kevin Hoffman, Stephen Walther

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Chapter 21. Data Access with WCF Data Services

Throughout this section of the book, we covered a wide variety of ways to get data to and from your web forms. In a standard n-tier model, the web application would talk to a middle tier containing business logic, which would in turn talk to a data tier responsible for communicating with the database.

Although this is a perfectly adequate model, to handle the scalability and performance demands of modern distributed applications, we need something a bit more flexible. In large organizations we might have dozens of services exposed by multiple departments ...

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