Sometimes it's desirable to utilize Neuron as an onramp for services that don't actually exist....What do I mean by that?
Well imagine you had a set of stored procedures that had served a traditional client server or pure server side architecture well and you wanted to expose them to new WCF clients. One option would be to create a WCF service that exposes the operations and have all the goodness of contracts and another platform and application to manage.
Another option is to utilize Neuron and a WCF client shaped the way you want it to be that then utilizes a Neuron client connector and Adapter to build most of that app for you without actually building another separate app.
You could utilize pipelines to help you make decisions and shape the inbound packet and if you need to swap things or notify or kick off workflows then adding more functionality is a matter more of config than coding.
What would something like this look like for real? Download ClientConnectorToSqlServerExample.zip
and have a look.
I'd be interested in any patterns or approaches you've used to accomplish similar things.