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Subject: RE: .net development
Thread ID: 393675 Message ID: 393857 # Views: 63 # Ratings: 2
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Date: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 3:02:13 PM         
   


> Cetin,
>
> Thanks very much for pointing to these demos.   Very helpful.
>
> The human mind plays tricks with us.   We feel safe and comfortable
> using what's familiar to us, but we really need to force ourselves to
> stretch our knowledge and try new things.
>
> Question: How have you compartmentalized your coding life?   For instance,
> are there certain things like web development that you prefer to code on
> .Net?   What application types do you find it .Net better suited
> than VFP -- or vice versa?
>
> Cheers,
>
> Dan B.

Unfortunately I am not totally free on my choices. On one hand I need to take care of existing VFP codebase which still keeps growing and already is a huge beast to convert to .Net. We do want it to convert but the boss is reluctant on the time it might take. I believe it would take much shorter than what he thinks and we would have a multiplatform, enhanced version of what we have now but I can't dare to insist on it (what if his timing wins:) For web part of our VFP based application, I initially did use a well known 3rd party and kept my VFP code. It was a mistake. On next iteration after some years when we couldn't bear with the problems of it anymore, wrote it from scratch using Silverlight. End result was much better. Now there is another project as an extension to that, including mobiles, we are currently discussing to do it either web based with HTML5, CSS3 (maybe with icenium) or write that natively for the target platforms with C#.

On the other hand I work for a research institute too and I need all sorts of things here (sometime quick in house applications, GIS, calculations, conversions ...). What I choose there is greatly fluctuating, sometimes I go for VFP, sometimes C#, C++ or one other (hate fortran and can't use myself but may need to check others' codes as if I understand:).

My brother does mostly web development, before he was using PHP + MySQL or LAMP in short, now he prefers ASP.Net MVC with code first EF.

In general, I still can't see web as a real business platform. It is slow and awkward to work with (everyone doesn't have luxury to work on high speed internet, for example today, our WAN speeds dropped down to less than 0.25 Mbps). It is developing very fast OTOH, and "no installation need", "data is at the same location where UI is" ... are tempting and also the possibilities of creating much better UI. Our institute has a series of applications that work as web applications (written with Oracle objects I think and using jvm) and I find myself dealing with their problems most of the time and speed is not something that I would accept if it were my application. Wish I knew something like WPF that would work everywhere :)



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