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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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In microservice, is it single database or single database instance for each service?

I understand that a each service in a microservice architecture should have its own database. However, by having its own database, does it actually mean simply having another database within the same ...
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MVC: What is the difference between a model and a service?

Why in some frameworks the logic layer is called "Model" whereas in some it is called "Service". Are they different from each other or just different by naming conventions? UPDATE 1 The reason I'm ...
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How to manage 2 DAO methods in a single transaction?

In an interview someone asked me : How do we manage 2 transactional/dao methods in a single transaction. Desired capabilities: If anyone of them fails we need to rollback both methods. Both of the ...
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Is there an elegant way to check unique contraints on domain object attributes without moving business logic into service layer?

I have been adapting domain-driven design for about 8 years now and even after all these years, there is still one thing, that has been bugging me. That is checking for a unique record in data storage ...
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Controller calling multiple services

I have a few layers in my WebApplication: Presentation, Service, DAO, Domain. Services call DAO objects which reads data from a Database/File whatever. I have a Controller that needs to fetch data ...
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What is a good reason for separating intelligence and dao layers in a microservice?

I am having a long-term debate with my architect about architecture choices. The entreprise where I work in is migrating from a monolithic architecture to a microservices one. The debate is located ...
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Multi-threading in C# .NET Windows Service

I am writing a Windows Service (using C# .NET 3.5 VS2008) and my requirement is: When the Windows Service start - it performs record check operation (in Database) @ every 30 second interval (I have ...
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Service repository and discovery without WSDL

I'm in the very early stages of moving a development team away from large monolithic app development to an SOA approach. One of the things that caught my eye in this article about SOA: Stevey's ...
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Amazon SOA: database as a Service

There is an interesting interview with Werner Vogels which is partly about how Amazon does Service Oriented Architecture: For us service orientation means encapsulating the data with the ...
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How to handle errors back in an API environment

We're discussing the best way to handle errors in calls to a method. We have a credit model where we allow users to deduct credits for certain actions. We'd like to make a call to: User....
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Stateless service classes and method decomposition

I like implementing service classes as stateless. However, I also like to decompose my logic into more, simple methods or functions. In some scenarios it seems like the two are somewhat against each ...
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Calling service and repository layer from controller

A question came to the team and I'm asking you guys. Our application uses MVC with service layer. But sometimes our service layer just call the repository, without doing nothing Our questions is: in ...
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Does Presentation Logic constrain design of Business layer?

We have an email plugin which encrypts a mail's attachments when the user sends an email and gives the mail's recipients permissions to decrypt the attachments. The recipient permissions are stored on ...
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local communications between two apps

To make a platform-independent program in C++ I want to separate the GUI (separate for each OS, using native libraries/APIs) and the actual program. Obviously those two need to communicate with each ...
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Hosting long-running worker inside IIS

Is it possible to host a long-running worker inside ASP.NET application? The worker (for it's a windows service) is reading from a queue sending messages to a WCF service. Would it be possible to run ...
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What's the purpose of having services in containers?

I've been very interested in Service Oriented Architecture, and Microservices. Many resources talk about having services in containers. To me, one of the big benefits of seperating an application ...
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Real time data synchronization techniques between two systems

I need to come up with a design for real-time data update from a COTS product (a Point of Sales system) to a custom-built .NET application (an Inventory Management system). Particularly, any sales ...
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Is Unit of Work valid under a service pattern?

I've been studying design patterns. I've learned about Repositories, Unit Of Work, Dependency Injection, MVC. I'm now learning about Service Layer pattern. I'm trying to grasp the utility purpose of ...
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Is It OK to Develop Against a 3rd Party Library You Discover?

If you find out a way to interact with a web service API that is not publicly documented as available, and can emulate it within an application you develop, is it illegal to do so? Furthermore is it ...
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How to safely and cheaply delete a directory's contents that are constantly being deleted/overwritten

I'm coding something that will check a specific static location's directory, and if it exists, and a certain process has not run in n minutes, it deletes that directory's files and all sub-directory ...
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where to put methods that manipulate objects

I have a controller method as follow: public class RoomsController { @RequestMapping(method = RequestMethod.GET, path="/v1/rooms/{name}") public ResponseEntity<?> getRoomInformation(@...
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Domain Model vs Service in a MVC context

At the end of this article from Martin Fowler there is this sentence: In general, the more behavior you find in the services, the more likely you are to be robbing yourself of the benefits of a ...
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Is it bad practice to have FooObject and FooObjectSummary?

I have a service where users can upload/download/replace/delete files. These files have about a dozen attributes that are saved to a SQL Database. Periodicaly throughout their session they will have ...
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Web API to Windows Service communication via ZeroMQ

I have an ASP.NET Web API 2 web service. This is the interface customers will use to submit data. I have a Windows Service running on an internal server. I will be sending the customer's POST data to ...
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Advice on architecture (WCF / MVC)

First of all, the basics. N-tier application: presentation, business layer, database. It is an old .NET 2.0 (WSE + WinForms) application, a bit more tightly coupled than I'd like, and the requirement ...
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How do I create a modal service with AngularJS?

I'm trying to make a service that's polymorphic based upon what mode is specified in the URL. If the char param in the route is set to 'p', I want to use a PresentMode service. If the char param is ...
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Do I use Repository or Service Object to Perform Logging?

I'm working in Java Spring, and I have typical service and repository layers. The repository grabs a JSON; passes it along to the service; service maps the repository response to a DTO. I also need ...
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Layer below Service and NetworkingManager to handle received data

I'm in the early stages of building a cryptocurrency tracking app for iOS and looking for a scalable design. My question specifically relates to the element of the app which retrieves data from an API ...
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Android network Lib development

I have to develop an Android library that should frequently communicate with a server in the background. Access to the lib Object should be guaranteed everywhere in the Apps that will use it, so I ...
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How to make a service running on a random port discoverable?

I want to create a service that would be running locally (not accessible from the internet) on a given port, then a browser extension will need to access this service. My problem is that I cannot ...
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DDD: How to distinguish between application and domain services?

I'm exploring Cargo DDD sample. There is BookingService which belongs to application layer. But looking at the code, it seems that all methods correspondent to Domain Logic (bookNewCargo, ...
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Should controller layer create model objects or they should be created by service layer?

I have a small application with classic layers Controller-Service-Dao. Controller actually is REST resource, which deals with JSON data. And the questions are: 1. where is the best place to create ...
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Should I be worried about having too many services?

I'm making an online game and it has a server handling smaller game server. We call it "MasterServer". This MasterServer listens to commands from both TCP and HTTP and answers to them using its own ...
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Moving business logic from services to classes?

I have a Grails application with a number of services that are starting to get very large. The flow in the majority of my service methods is Database read (Returns DBCursor from MongoDB) Iterate ...
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Is an imposed workflow of services call an antipattern?

We have an application using a bunch of services. As soon as the application is launched it should call a webservice method, "RegisterMachineSession". In this method we accomplish some basic work that ...
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Inter-Process Communication in .NET on the same computer

I want to split a C++/CLI application on two parts : 1. Communication Part, with I/O + logging on text file : 3 COM Ports, 2 sockets and 1 log file 2. UI Part, to handle the data received from COM ...
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Best design for a memory resident tool

I apologize if this tends more toward design that programming, but here goes. What design would you recommend for a database that is Memory resident Must run on windows, linux and (at a stretch) the ...
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Laravel 5.2 - Better to create a Service Provider or Helper class or otherwise?

So I have created an API endpoint (obviously not restful) that generates xml and returns the file path of the files. Its obviously more complicated but that is the gist. My issues is this. Inside my ...
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Duplicate method in spring services, how to refactor?

ServiceOne.java private void doStuff(){} ServiceTwo.java private void doStuff() Where to put common code ? Shall I create a new service, but then what interface will it implement ? Or shall I ...
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Android Design - Service vs Thread for Networking

I am writing an Android app, finally (yay me) and for this app I need persistant, but user closeable, network sockets (yes, more than one). I decided to try my hand at writing my own version of an ...
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Tracking state on entity and unit-of-work pattern

In my web app I have a long running operation that is processing some entity in the background. The state of this process should be visible to the clients. During the processing the UI should show ...
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Windows Service with authentication, some UI required

I have to build a Windows Service which requires OAuth2 authentication. The service is intended (like all services should be) to run unattended (no user need to be logged in in Windows). The problem ...
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Inversion of control in controller by a mediator

A user has to perform a somewhat complex task on my website (submitting a rating). For the sake of example, let's consider it's a rating for a movie, done through a controller. There are several ...
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Web Services and Computer Services to access low level system functions

So I think I'm in the right place to ask this question. Its fairly conceptual. I love web development, I work in ASP.NET MVC 3/4/5 C# and have created industry standard applications such as CRM's and ...
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An aggregate without an aggregate root?

This is not a problem I am having in my problem domain. It is just a thought exercise. Say I have a simple calculator like this: public class Calculator { public IEnumerable<KeyValuePair<...
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Where do we need to include non business logic validations in Service Layer

Currently um working in an application and it has the following hierarchy WEB API2 Controllers (hilds the end points) Business Logic Layer (Dedicated for business logic handling ) Data Access Layer ...
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Angular 2+ Providers/Service on Parent or Child component?

I have recently started diving deeper into Angular 7 (with Ionic 3) and I have written a lot of code so far, and I have child & parent component relationships - but never like this before. I am ...
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If Service Layer is doing nothing, just calling methods in DAO . Can my Service Interface just extend DAO Interfaces?

Why do we need to write same methods in Service Interface, when we just want a replica of DAO Interface. interface DAOI { method1(); method2(); } interface ServiceI extends DAOI { } instead of ...
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Windows Services - one Service to rule them all or multiple smaller services?

In our software, we have a windows service that performs all our background processing from sending scheduled SMS to performing backups, (maybe 10 different functions). I am questioning as to what ...