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Mastering LOB Development for Silverlight 5: A Case Study in Action by Rocío Serrano, Braulio Díez

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Chapter 5. RIA Services Data Access

Most Line of Business (LOB) applications have to interact with a database. The recommended technology in order to cover this interaction is RIA Services. In this chapter, we will learn how it works both in basic and more advanced scenarios. Later, in Chapter 11, Testing, you will learn how to implement security with this technology.

Accessing data

Data displayed or updated by a user is stored in a database. In our case, as we are oriented towards Microsoft technologies, it is stored in the SQL Server database.

If you are a veteran, you will remember how connections opened in Windows developments via databases from the application itself, and queries were executed. This was possible as these applications were in ...

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