Choosing a project architecture for an AJAX website - should I used the WCSF

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Jan 16, 2007 at 7:40 PM

I am looking to create a simple public facing website (simple in that it doesn't have much 'process' workflow). It will be 'very AJAX' as I'll be calling webservices mostly from Javascript to keep the UI very smooth. I am wondering what architecture to go with. I'm looking at the .NET 3.0 stuff and it seems to be very much Workflow Workflow Workflow. In particular I've been looking at your Web Client Software Factory on CodePlex. Would I be better off sticking with a simple tiered architecture as follows and go back to more of a .NET 2.0 style architecture

Level 3 = AJAX-enabled Web Pages
Level 2 = Webservices
Level 1 = SQL Server Database

I've been evaluating the WCSF recently and had great difficulty calling webservices using <asp:scriptmanager> from the default web page.

Jan 17, 2007 at 12:18 PM
Hi -

Can you tell us what problems did you faced when trying to use Ajax with a Web Client Software Factory solution?