.NET RIA Services Part 1: When to Use It

I’ve started using the July 2009 preview of .NET RIA Services (which really could use a better name, btw) in my engagement and have become quite a big fan. The first question my coworkers asked when I started telling them about it was “When should I use it instead of WCF?”  Hopefully by the end…


Oracle Connections with DataDirect Part 2: Reauthentication

In Part 1, we looked at fixing a problem with the memory usage of connection pools by accelerating the timeout, but that didn’t address some of the root problems.  For one, why does every user have his own connection pool?  DataDirect pools connections based on unique connection strings (as do most DB providers), but shouldn’t…