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ASP.NET Web API by Joydip Kanjilal

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WCF 4.5 RIA Services

Note that in data centric systems, that is, systems that depend heavily on data, the data can come from disparate systems. Now, your application would need to have the business logic objects and other server objects reside on the client side so that you can access the data.

The major problem with this type of approach is the duplication of code, and also the high consumption of memory resources at the client side. This is where WCF 4.5 RIA Services comes to the rescue. Incidentally, WCF 4.5 RIA Services was introduced in .NET Framework 4 and Silverlight 4. It allows developers to design and implement applications sans the need of a service plumbing code.

The following diagram illustrates the architectural components of a typical ...

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