Best practices for layer management

Discussion created by empicard on Dec 26, 2011
Latest reply on Jan 2, 2012 by empicard
I just completed the ESRI course 'Building Web Applications Using the ArcGIS API for JavaScript'
Something that wasnt discussed is properly managing layers to be created into service in the first place.
I have about 10 layers of data, some are partially coincidental polygon layers - zipcodes > town > county> state> region etc.  others are distinct points here and there thoughout. 

When I first started playing with the API tools, I was using the Flex Viewer, and I had beautiful mxd's all set up with symbology and scale-dependant display, etc.
but with so many layers, I feel like it might be better to do each layer as its own service.

Thanks All,