Data Source & MSFT WCF RIA Services

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  1. Ben Hayat
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    Posted 04 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    As the team is aware of, MSFT WCF team who developed WCF RIA Services for Silverlight, are in the process of adding JS client to their clients. Ria in Silverlight maintains all the client change tracking and offer client context that developer can work with Objects that were brought to client side.
    I asked them if the RIA/JS client side is going to have similar capabilities and they told me "That's the idea".
    Now two questions for the team:
    a) RIA/JS will also have it's own Data Source. Assuming Kendo will support RIA/JS, how is Kendo's Data source is going to work with RIA/JS Datasource?
    b) For cases where Kendo is going to work with other Web services, what should be the proper mapping procedures of Web service in Kendo?
    Thanks!
    ..Ben
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    Todd
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    Posted 05 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Ben-

    The Kendo UI Framework DataSource can be thought of as an alternative for the Microsoft created RIA/JS data source. Both are, in different ways, helping connection JavaScript applications with server-side data.

    The RIA/JS solution is very Microsoft-centric. If you're a Microsoft developer, feel free to use this data source with Kendo UI widgets. There should be no problem binding our UI widgets to other JavaScript data sources like this.

    Kendo UI, meanwhile, is designed for a broad range of server-side platforms, so our approach to the DataSource is more flexible. We will expand on the DataSources power in blogs, demos, and documentation during the beta. For now, check-out some of the remote data service demos to see how the Kendo UI DataSource works with web services, and stay tuned for more updates.

    -Todd

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  4. Ben Hayat
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    Posted 05 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    Thanks Todd; You covered my question very straight forward!
    ..Ben
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