Should i use webservices? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, 

    I am working on a timesheet application and re-writing it from scratch as it was in asp classic before.

    In my old job, i was using web services heavily. Basically database layer and the business logic were implemented in web services. From the UI, we were passing all the Parameters data to web service object in XML format and manipulating it within oracle store procedure. Also web service was returning dataset object.

    I am thinking about using web services for this Timesheet application and wondering if there are any draw backs of using web services like performance and etc?

    Monday, June 18, 2012 9:22 AM

All replies

  • while a bit unconventional, there are no technical barriers to your design. i typically implement web service interfaces for web applications but void of any business logic. they are mostly wrappers around BLL methods which extend overall system design and coverage to include external, non-domain clients.

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 4:31 AM
  • You should not use ASMX web services for new development. If you're going to use web services, then you should use WCF. ASMX is a legacy technology which is not intended for use in new code.

    John Saunders
    WCF is Web Services. They are not two separate things.
    Use WCF for All New Web Service Development, instead of legacy ASMX or obsolete WSE
    Use File->New Project to create Web Service Projects

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 9:14 PM