Databind Options in Silverlight: Pros and Cons of each

Recently I read an article by Sean Wildermuth concering the State of Data Access in Silverlight 4. He provided an excellent chart outlining the Pros and Cons of each data access choice.

I encourage you to read the article, and subscribe to Sean’s blog, as it provides some valuable insite. I think this statement sums things up quite nicely:

The three options for data access are still the same “Web Services, WCF Data Services and WCF RIA Services”. My major issue with data access today in Silverlight persists: there is no perfect answer. There is give and take with each approach and giving good advice about the right one is difficult.

Sean also provided a very nice chart that quickly outlines these options:


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