I could do with getting some other thoughts on something that I am working on.
I am reworking my application to be as dry as possible. I want to have a data service that can return some data that can be consumed by the drop downs. I do not want to use entity framework or similar for this. I just want to have away to have one data source file that depending on the request will provide the relevant set of data.
I will secure it by way of checking the session variables that are in the main application so that only logged in users will have access to the data.
Keeping it simple lets say that I have 3 drop downs Client, Portfolio and Development and they are related to each other in the order shown.
When displaying the Client I will get data from datasource.svc/?src=client
Portfolio will be datasource.svc?src=portfolio&client=1
and unsuprisingly development will be datasource.svc?src=development&portfolio=5
What would be the most advisible technology to use for this type of approach? I have already decided that I want to separate the datasource from the aspx file so that I could potentially switch to Kendo or even use these datasources for a mobile app.
Thanks for any pointers,