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n-tier application

Posted on 2000-02-13
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What exactly is an n-tier application?
Does it only apply to distributed computing?
Where is a good source of information that I can read so I could see if it applies to anything that I might be doing?
Am I right in saying that a standard client/server model is two tier?

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>What exactly is an n-tier application?

An n-tier application is an application logically/physically separated into several layers.

Three-tier Application Model

N-Tier Development Model

>Does it only apply to distributed computing?

Not necessarily. It can be applied to desktop applications.

>Where is a good source of information that I can read so I could see if it applies to anything that I might be doing?

Windows DNA

Three-Tier Application Development

Introducing Windows DNA: Framework for a New Generation of Computing Solutions

Frequently Asked Questions About Windows DNA

Designing and Building Microsoft Windows DNA Applications

Windows DNA: Building Windows Applications for the Internet Age

Integrating Web and Client/Server Computing with Microsoft Windows DNA

>Am I right in saying that a standard client/server model is two tier?

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