WPF or ASP.NET? WPF it is!

I’ve been playing around with LINQ and WPF for a few months now, and have found it interesting that more companies (and recruiters) are not looking for people with WPF experience. Maybe it just hasn’t taken off yet (even though it’s been in Beta for over a year), but WPF has a lot of benefits over ASP.NET, and these are enumerate here quite well:

Reasons For Choosing WPF Over ASP.NET For Our Very Large Project

One drawback I see is that direct connections to a database are not allowed in Xaml Browser applications – these apps perform their database I/O via web services. This actually isn’t that much of a drawback, since having a webservice layer between the datalayer and the business layer is usually a good practice (especially when a CIO/CEO) decides that the entire company needs to switch database platforms! This practice also reduces the possibility of SQL injection attacks and other forms of site/database hacking.

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About Chris Hambleton

Chris resides in Denver, Colorado, where he is employed as a software developer and consultant. He has authored more than a dozen books, as well as developed several websites, software applications, and written software-related articles. His other interests include traveling, hiking, running, studying the Bible, reading American history and politics, and literally devouring good fiction books. Recently, he has been learning to enjoy classical music, playing the piano, and learning Hebrew.
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