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

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RIA Services pieces

Let us begin by defining RIA Services.

Formal definition (http://bit.ly/nmrOA9):

Microsoft WCF RIA Services simplifies the traditional n-tier application pattern by bringing together the ASP.NET and Silverlight platforms. RIA Services provides a pattern to write application logic that runs on the mid-tier and controls access to data for queries, changes and custom operations. It also provides end-to-end support for common tasks such as data validation, authentication and roles by integrating with Silverlight components on the client and ASP.NET on the mid-tier.

Now, we will define it more informally, according to our experience. The most usual case is that we have a database, probably running under SQL Server, and we create ...

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