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To me, the middle tier is not actually the middle tier because regardless of how isolated the design is and how stateless the DLLs are, they execute in the context of a web server only and essentially a part of the web application. No, the middle tier could be in another server(s) altogether when it comes to large applications. For example you ...


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We know that nowadays the systems are designed as web applications. Every imaginable system is either converted or planned to be converted to a web app. Huh? While web apps are certainly quite popular and useful, they are by no means the be-all-end-all. Here are some cases where web apps are a poor choice and a "desktop" app would be a much better ...


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Whether you place the "Middle Tier" code in DLLs loaded by the Front End site or place it into a separate web service application is just a detail. This placement decision does not change the code architecture in a meaningful way. It's more of a deployment decision. No, the tiers are not defined by physical deployment decisions but by code architecture and ...



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