My next web application (only internet not intranet: a pictures store) will be in production at the end of 1st 2010 quarter and will have no "mission critical" requirements then I thought
of Astoria (also because Astoria supports the "Cloud") that, as you wrote, is in CTP and I dont know if Microsot really believes in this technology. WCF instead supports multiple communication way (HTTP, TCP, Named Pipes) and I think that is more powerful in performance and, as you wrote, is in production state.
As usual in .NET there are too many ways to obtain same behavior and is difficult to make the right choice.
To begin I can ask you what do you think about WCF vs ADS in relation with OpenAccess + Silverlight,
apart Production vs CTP implications.
I understand that, to use OpenAccess with Silverlight, the only way is to see at WCF or ADS, then specifically at this moment and in the future there may be problems with OA+SL+WCF related technologies ? And with OA+SL+ADS related technologies?
I suffer the charm of ADS but
I always fear that these innovations are primarily for people who do the personal website with drag&drop manner.... like many things in ASP.NET and Visual Studio (and sometimes in Telerik :P
Well, I rewrite now these two questions that have no answer:
Also, please, provide a VB.NET translator to this usefull tool: Telerik Data Services Wizard
At least, please, have you a VB.NET version of your
OpenAccessDataContext and ObjectNetworkAttacher classes (provided in
OpenAccess installation folder)?