I've converted to writing all of my applications for my company as web applications because:
1) Much easier to deploy. (Just update the website)
2) Works out better for remote users
3) More secure. If a laptop is stolen, lost or employee is terminated, their network access is denied so they can no longer access corporate data.
I'm sure there are other "pros" you can think of ...
Regarding developing "rich" user experience, have you considered using 3rd party controls ?
I have been using WinForms controls from Developer Express for the past 6 years and found that their products and support are excellent.
I have attended 2 of their Road Shows and met with their engineers and they are very friendly and helpful.
I don't want to violate and posting rules and I do not work for DevExpress, but I do highly recommend looking into their tools.
Here is an argument from the other side - I prefer desktop applications.
I took our organisation to Silverlight because the result was almost as rich as winforms which we were using. This was a brilliant move right up till Microsoft killed Silverlight. Do NOT get me started on that decision!
Since then we have had a senior dev trying to duplicate the functionality of one of our apps using MVC/SP and Telerik controls. He is failing.
He is also of the opinion that development time will be at least double using the current web stack (we have excellent Silverlight skills that transfer directly to WPF).
Web deployment is simpler and if you have remote or international users it makes sense to use a web platform but for local, internal apps I would use desktop and clickonce.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity
Thanks for your reply. Very interesting to hear, because from some idealistic point of view I can understand that people can say that web is better, but in my experience comparing asp webforms and mvc compared to wpf, is that you can just do things so much more easily with wpf and have no irritations to deal with. Also, I've considered, how about having a shared code base, then you can create an application with wpf, make a win 8 version of it and a phone version of it (but sadly not many smart phones are windows ones).
I believe this can work if you use JSon as your data format from the service. Also I would us an MVC dataservice rather than a WCF, your mobile platforms may balk at talking to a WCF whereas OData is more acceptable.
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Hi Guys any help on this? I have a dialog box triggered by a button click that calls my php script to generate a form which needs to be filled and submitted. I want to do the sending and conformation via Ajax. I have been recoding and researching for a few days but nothing on StackExchange or other websites help me with it. Here's the code:
Dialog box snippet;
var Call = $k('#CreateTable').attr('value');//.attr('id');
For some reason its not working nothing showing up in the console as well. again: i have a dialog box that gets populated via Ajax with a php generated from that needs to get submitted to another php script that is to process it and reply to the dialogs. Any suggestions?
I have been delving into web development quite heavily recently. I have searched all over the internet for what is the best framework to use. I know that what would be considered the "best" can be affected by what I want to do, specifically.
I want to create websites that are easily to update (minimal code changes), looks great, and is relatively easy to code with. It's basic desires that any website should need at least sometime.
Based on what my desire is, what would be the best framework (if that's even the right term for this) to learn and use?
Would I be better off using Microsoft Visual Studio to code in as well using Microsoft specific frameworks like MVC, or would a open source provide better and more functionality?
I know many beginning web developers would benefit from this as well.
There really is no answer. What might be easy to learn for one may not be for another. If you already have some experience in web development and you can do what you need to do in that language you already know, stick with that.
There are only 10 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who don't.
It actually depends on the facts like, what you want to do and how long you have to deal with the projects. Every tool is build for a reason..
But nowadays the open source like wordpress, majento are more popular than the Frameworks as it is really easy to use, even if you don’t have programming knowledge you can easily create a website with the open source platform. And if you want to choose the framework to develop your site or application it's not a bad choice at all, but consider some key points like popularity of the framework, support, security, community size, etc..
And if you ask, which is the best framework to use, I will suggest you CakePHP & Laravel..
The problem I'm having is every technology I study seems to lead to some other technology I need to study before I can solve my basic problem.
Currently, I'm wanting to create my own dash board for services running on my network. So I want to grab data like, had disk space, cpu and network bandwidth utilization metrics from Windows servers, and show those in a dash board. Yes, I could buy an off the shelf product, but what fun is there in that?
What I was hoping for was a place where someone has taken the 10,000' few and said: Hey if you're a .Net guy, use MS-MVC, and WMI and store it all in SQL Server and use EntityFrameWork to "CRUD".
But what you get is, buy my $35.00 book that will walk you through 6 way's we "used" to do stuff, then shows you how we "will do it soon" when the next great flavor of HTML9 comes out or CSS12 ect.
You can pass the user credentials (login and password) in request header for the first time. Then, login for that client in the server. Then, other subsequent calls should not require authentication till session time-out (Or the way you implemented authentication/authorization).
Life is a computer program and everyone is the programmer of his own life.
One way to achieve this would be to have a cookie based authentication where when a user calls the login method a cookie is sent to the user and this cookie can be used to authenticate the user.
But the above mentioned approach is not recommended as the cookies don;t gel well with complete restful services. If we have a mix of website and rest api then it works well as we can ask the user to login from the web page and the api can simply check for authentication cookie.
I've been working with wordpress for awhile and know it fairly well. I HAVE used drupal, but not much. It's rare that I get a client that wants to spend the extra cash on a drupal website, because I generally have clients that don't have a need for the extra scalability or security. And the ones that DO want something other than wordpress usually want something custom from the ground up (which is always a lot more fun).
I have a job interview coming up for a position I'm very interested in, and it requires working with multiple drupal websites. While in the first interview I was told it's not important to know it thoroughly, since he knew I had a lot of experience with wordpress. But I'd love to spend some time learning as much about it as I can in a week or so, just to improve my chances a bit. The less I have to learn on the job, the better.
Given my current experience level and familiarity with similar CMS, does anybody know of a good tutorial or course that could get me familiar with the inner workings of drupal quickly? Books are a bit out of the question. I'll buy a couple if I get the job, but I'd rather not wait for them to be shipped and I always have a hard time finding good books in stores.
Problem Statement: Users are trying to edit the same application-page from multiple tabs; this is leading to data corruption. For example: Users edit some of the fields in Tab1 and edit rest of the details in Tab2. The issue is reproducible both in IE8 (AS-IS browser) and IE11 (TO-BE browser – in process of roll out). In IE8 browser, we have disabled the options of New Tab/Duplicate tab/new Window options. However this option is NOT available in IE11.
a) Explore solution where same page can be edited from multi-tabs without data corruption.
Solutions suggested so far and status:
Option1: the latest Tab2 would be successfully saved and user should refresh manually TAB1 to get refreshed the screen due to changes done on Tab2. Once refresh is completed then user can start editing the Tab1.
Reason: Client users are not comfortable with refresh option every time they edit the TAB1 screen.
Option2: Currently we are not allowing the application to use Multi session tab data for saving and warning the user when trying to save the data from TAB1. Only one session allowed per request.
Reason: Users require both the tab information to be saved rather than with only 1 tab.
Expected solution direction: User should able to edit the same screen in multiple tabs/Windows without any data corruption.
I am working on mvc5, visual studio 2013. Till 3 hours back, my application is working fine. All of a sudden, I'm getting below error
"HTTP Error 403.14 - Forbidden The Web server is configured to not list the contents of this directory. Most likely causes: A default document is not configured for the requested URL, and directory browsing is not enabled on the server."
Note: My application is running on IISExpress
I googled and tried the below solutions.Still not working. Please help me to fix this..
1. added system.webservices tag in web.config as shown in the below link. http://forums.asp.net/t/1897460.aspx?the+web+server+is+configured+to+not+list+the+contents+of+this+directory
2. Run the below command in Command prompt. It allowed me to browse the directories C:\Program Files\IIS Express>appcmd set config /section:system.webServer/directoryBrowse /enabled:true Still error exists.
3. executed below command in command prompt
How to fix this..