Remote data storageOld forum URL: forums.lhotka.net/forums/t/7583.aspx
ludwigs3rd posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009Hi,
I'm new to the framework and just bought the book. I feel this framework would be useful to a project I'm working but since I'm so new, I was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction. Firstly, I'd like to know if I need IIS in order to use the remote storage options. Secondly, is there a quick example that I can check out to play with remote storage or client/server options? Pardon my ignorance if I'm using the improper terminology. Thanks!
RockfordLhotka replied on Tuesday, September 08, 2009
You can deploy your app in 1-, 2-, 3- and (with Silverlight) 4-tier physical configurations.
In a 2-tier model, the data is remote because the client uses the database communication model to talk to the database server.
In a 3-tier model, the client uses some network protocol/technology to talk to an application server. Usually this is WCF, but it can be Remoting, asmx web services or Enterprise Services (DCOM), or a custom channel.
Obviously in the 3-tier model something has to host the code on the app server. This is often IIS, but can be WAS or a custom Windows service.
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