R – ASP.net Web Services versus WCF


A .net desktop application will send information to a central server, there will be potentially thousands and thousands of deskop apps sending info to my server(s).

The data will be small in size.

Would .net web services be good for this scenerio or would WCF be better suited?

What are the pros/cons?

Best Solution

I'd go with a WCF REST-based service, because you'll be able to transmit pure data without the overhead of the SOAP header (and other envelope nonsense) that comes with the SOAP-based classic .asmx web service.

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