ServiceStack: Significant Up sides of Service stack framework!

Using Service Stack framework could be great helping factor for an effective web app with encrypted HTTP messaging service.
Significant Up sides of Service stack framework


Unlike the popular development resources such as ASP.NET, MVC, Web API, and WCF, etc, ServiceStack is one of the latest demanding frameworks for the purpose of  Developed in modern technology automation era, ServiceStack facilitates an alternate, effective POCO-driven approach to developing web services.

Why ServiceStack

ServiceStack is developed with the latest tactics which offer a dynamic, cleaner POCO-driven approach to making web services.

  • Best Web Services Best Practices
  • Simple and faster to work with
  • Message-based Services - Model-driven, code-first, easier development
  • Native Clients - Sparkling, end-to-end typed fluent APIs for most key platforms
  • Smartness- conclude superior intelligence from your powerfully typed DTOs
  • Multiple Platform - Supports .NET 4.5 version and .NET Core to get hosted on Windows, OSX, Linux
  • Multiple Hosts - Run in any Web browsers, Console applications, native Windows/OSX Desktop Applications, Windows Services
  • Host Agnostic – Hosting Services are decoupled from HTTP and could be hosted in MQ Services
  • Modern - No XML configuration, no code-gen is used, IOC en suite,  and conformist defaults
  • Graceful Features - Most of the valuable features augment your accessible DTOs making them trifling to make probable
  • Highly testable - All Typed, idiomatic client APIs facilitate concise, intuitive Integration tests
  • Mature technology – It’s Stable with over 8+ years of web development
  • Save Investment - modern libraries that are incessantly enhanced (not deserted or replaced)
  • Trustworthy - Commercially supported and vigorously developed

X-factors of Servicestack framework

You’ll be able to develop here apps with diversified features like Message-based Services, smart coding, impressive themes, and many more what you may rarely find in other frameworks. Some are given below.

Technical features

This framework is easy to use with the cleaned native clients, end-to-end written fluent APIs for advanced popular technology platforms. No XML the configuration is required along with the availability of IOC built-in, no code-gen, conventional defaults

Multi-Platform - Supports 

It supports multiple platforms such as .NET 4.5 and .NET Core platforms for hosting on Windows, Linux, and OSX.  It can work well in different Hosts such as Web, Console, Windows Services, native Windows/OSX Desktop Apps, 

The special things behind hosting Service benefits are decoupling of services from HTTP and incorporation of MQ Services.

Easy to test and bring perfection

The application developed on this framework are Typed, colloquial client APIs enable succinctly, and can have spontaneous Integration tests for an error-free purpose.

Stability and improvement

You’ll have better investment opportunities with stability in application development. Because of the availability of modern improved libraries, developing the best web application is definitely possible.

Encrypted messaging

API’s with just a single Typed Request DTO (Data Transfer Objects) with Auto Query feature having support for the different major RDBMS to sustain for Auto Batched Requests or readily facilitating rich HTTP Caching and Encrypted Messaging service for all your current services through Plugins.

It’s highly used for commercial purposes and well accepted by the corporate sectors because of the rich libraries and easier handling.

Overview on ServiceStack

With a faster speed, versatility, and higher-productivity full-featured Web and Web Services Framework that’s excellently-designed to lower down complexity.

But, the main thing is that promoting services with a message-based application is the reason why you should opt for the ServiceStack framework. It’s loosely coupling and modularized service features make the difference from the other frameworks. ServiceStack Services are fragile through an array of built-in fast data structures (including CSV, JSON, XML, JSV, ProtoBuf, MsgPack and Wire), XSD/WSDL for SOAP endpoints and Rabbit MQ, Amazon SQS, Azure Service Bus, Redis MQ, Background MQ, and MQ hosts.

Is it possible to integrate Mobile apps along with ServiceStack?

Yes. ServiceStack Services also increases productivity for consumers by allowing an instant end-to-end typed API by avoiding code-gen features. The integration of Android, iOS, and other mobile applications with the ServiceStack framework has increased the benefits of use for diversified commercial use.

How to develop an app on ServiceStack Framework?


  1. Visual Studio.
  2. ServiceStack’ NuGet Package.

Steps for Creating a Sample Application

  1. Create a new project using the template of ‘Empty’ ASP.Net application project 
  2. Now, you have to add ‘Global.asax’ file to your current project.
  3. You have to install the ‘ServiceStack’ NuGet package in your current project.

DTO is meant for Request and Response

The ServiceStack framework mainly uses the DTO (Data Transfer Objects) pattern which is the main helpful feature for a messaging service application. In this sample project, you need to define various classes for the ‘Request and Response messages’ for a specific Service that are self-governing of the domain-based classes that come inside the Service. You’ll have the facilities of developing C#, VB.Net based language in this framework as per your expertise. Especially, the Native mobile apps are more effective when integrated into the various APIs of ServiceStack like Android could be integrated with ServiceStackIDEA.

Wrapping Up

I hope this article will be the most valuable for the web developers who want to integrate mobile apps, web apps, etc with framework based web application.

Find the following sample application with getting and set methods for input and output purposes.

Complete source here available >>> source Sample

Anjan kant

Outstanding journey in Microsoft Technologies (ASP.Net, C#, SQL Programming, WPF, Silverlight, WCF etc.), client side technologies AngularJS, KnockoutJS, Javascript, Ajax Calls, Json and Hybrid apps etc. I love to devote free time in writing, blogging, social networking and adventurous life

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