Is there still a reason to use COM+ even with .Net 3?
Posted on 2007-10-10
I am looking for some help.
I am working for a client of mine. I have just come out of an architecture meeting where the company is looking to completely change the way they write applications. Basically they want a framework to simplify things in the future.
I am a little uneasy with some of the topics covered in the meeting; mainly the use of COM+ with WCF.
I havent used COM+ since VB6, and I have only really just gotten into WCF (In fact I only ordered the Expert books 2 days ago). The guy talking about the reasons for using COM+ mentioned object pools, and cross-database transactions (DB2/ SQL), among other benefits. I was always under the impression that with the correct configuration WCF was supposed to replace all of these benefits and then some.
Am I missing the point? Is there still a reason to use COM+ even with .Net 3?
Hint: I want the answer to be NO!