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How essential is it to make a service layer?

I started building an app in 3 layers (DAL, BL, UI) [it mainly handles CRM, some sales reports and inventory]. A colleague told me that I must move to service layer pattern, that developers came to ...
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Use a service layer with MVC

If a controller gets too fat and model instantiation starts to add up, a service layer could be used. If I just wrap the logic inside a service class, I will get a bunch of Services with one/two ...
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What are the practical uses of Windows Services? [closed]

I am new to working with Windows Services. Although I have learnt to create Windows Services in VS2010 I would like to know some practical ways in which windows services could be used? I tried ...
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Motivation for a service layer (instead of just copying dlls)?

I'm creating an application which has 2 different UIs so I'm making it with a service layer which I understood is appropriate for such scenario. However I found myself just creating web methods for ...
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Creating service to distribute passwords to architecture

We have big legacy code working for big corporation connecting to multiple remote/local databases. The configuration files with IP, name and password for connecting to different databases are now ...