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Visual Web Developer Express edition

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Has anyone here used Visual Web Developer for creating commercial
asp.net applications?

I'm curious if there's actually any difference between Visual Studio and
Visual Web Developer in terms of the type of web applications you can
build etc?

Reading on the web only seems to bring up Microsoft documentation that
states it's primarily for 'hobbyists' and not for professionals.

So this has me a bit hesitant to start a major commercial application
using it, instead of going out and purchasing Visual Studio.

Is the 'hobbyist' thing just them trying to get you to buy a product you
otherwise wouldn't need?

(we don't use SourceSafe, so integration with SourceSafe isn't a
requirement - one thing I understand Web Developer doesn't have)
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fiddlewidawiddum
Sep 25 '06 #1
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re:
I'm curious if there's actually any difference between Visual Studio and
Visual Web Developer in terms of the type of web applications you can
build etc?
There a product feature comparison here :

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/pr...e/default.aspx

Also, there's some differences listed here:
http://www.ipona.com/samples/0321257...rrections.aspx


Juan T. Llibre, asp.net MVP
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"Stimp" <re*@spumco.comwrote in message news:sl****************@murphy.redbrick.dcu.ie...
Has anyone here used Visual Web Developer for creating commercial
asp.net applications?

I'm curious if there's actually any difference between Visual Studio and
Visual Web Developer in terms of the type of web applications you can
build etc?

Reading on the web only seems to bring up Microsoft documentation that
states it's primarily for 'hobbyists' and not for professionals.

So this has me a bit hesitant to start a major commercial application
using it, instead of going out and purchasing Visual Studio.

Is the 'hobbyist' thing just them trying to get you to buy a product you
otherwise wouldn't need?

(we don't use SourceSafe, so integration with SourceSafe isn't a
requirement - one thing I understand Web Developer doesn't have)
--

fiddlewidawiddum

Sep 25 '06 #2

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On Mon, 25 Sep 2006 Juan T. Llibre <no***********@nowhere.comwrote:
re:
>I'm curious if there's actually any difference between Visual Studio and
Visual Web Developer in terms of the type of web applications you can
build etc?

There a product feature comparison here :

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/pr...e/default.aspx

Also, there's some differences listed here:
http://www.ipona.com/samples/0321257...rrections.aspx
thanks.

So generally speaking, there are no limitations in using Visual Web
Developer to create a powerful web application?

The only limits are on how the development takes place, is that right?

i.e. one could theoretically create ebay.com using Visual Web Developer?
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fiddlewidawiddum
Sep 26 '06 #3

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re:
So generally speaking, there are no limitations in using Visual Web
Developer to create a powerful web application?
Depending on how you define "a powerful web application", no limitations.

re:
The only limits are on how the development takes place, is that right?
A bit more than that but, esssentially, except for Mobile Device support,
which VWD doesn't have, you're limited in that VWD doesn't support :

Source Control
Local database development only ( can't modify db's remotely from the IDE )
No Class Designer
No Object Test Bench
No Crystal Reports ( you must use SQL Reporting Services )
No remote debugging ( local only )
No 64-bit Compiler Support
No Server Explorer ( servers node )
No Code profiling
No Static analysis analysis
No Unit testing
No Code coverage
No Project Management
No Test case management
No support for command-line Class Library ( must compile manually )
No development for Office programs

re:
i.e. one could theoretically create ebay.com using Visual Web Developer?
Yes, although you'll have to work a little harder without the tools listed above.

;-)

Juan T. Llibre, asp.net MVP
aspnetfaq.com : http://www.aspnetfaq.com/
asp.net faq : http://asp.net.do/faq/
foros de asp.net, en español : http://asp.net.do/foros/
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"Stimp" <re*@spumco.comwrote in message news:sl****************@murphy.redbrick.dcu.ie...
On Mon, 25 Sep 2006 Juan T. Llibre <no***********@nowhere.comwrote:
>re:
>>I'm curious if there's actually any difference between Visual Studio and
Visual Web Developer in terms of the type of web applications you can
build etc?

There a product feature comparison here :

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/pr...e/default.aspx

Also, there's some differences listed here:
http://www.ipona.com/samples/0321257...rrections.aspx

thanks.

So generally speaking, there are no limitations in using Visual Web
Developer to create a powerful web application?

The only limits are on how the development takes place, is that right?

i.e. one could theoretically create ebay.com using Visual Web Developer?
--

fiddlewidawiddum

Sep 26 '06 #4

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you aren't constrained to one tool. Real developers don't use Visual Studio for everything.

ASP.net websites can be developed with any text editor.

If one tool is missing a feature, finish the job with another tool.

"Stimp" <re*@spumco.comwrote in message news:sl****************@murphy.redbrick.dcu.ie...
Has anyone here used Visual Web Developer for creating commercial
asp.net applications?

I'm curious if there's actually any difference between Visual Studio and
Visual Web Developer in terms of the type of web applications you can
build etc?

Reading on the web only seems to bring up Microsoft documentation that
states it's primarily for 'hobbyists' and not for professionals.

So this has me a bit hesitant to start a major commercial application
using it, instead of going out and purchasing Visual Studio.

Is the 'hobbyist' thing just them trying to get you to buy a product you
otherwise wouldn't need?

(we don't use SourceSafe, so integration with SourceSafe isn't a
requirement - one thing I understand Web Developer doesn't have)
--

fiddlewidawiddum

Sep 28 '06 #5

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