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Web Services/SOA - is it really necessary?
we have a client/server app that frankly is Access/VBA and SQL Server on the backend. There has been some talk about migrating to .net.
Web services are useful in cases where multiple applications access the same data and functionality. Web services are great for building an enterprise architecture where various systems will be integrated. If your application will be "sharing" with other systems, then there is little need for Web services.
presently we are not sharing. however, the company has a few horizontal products that could share certain functions (imports, reporting, etc).
A good windows app? Are there any left after the morons were given it? Would they know a code fragement if it kicked them in them inthere tomfoolin' spectacles, and then gorund the broken shards of glass of the spectacles intot therer, then if they came back, they never returned?
Masterof the universe.
Some useful comments (and links) here: http://www.c2.com/cgi/wiki?WhyUseServiceOrientedArchitecture
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