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dotnet suitable for client-server apps ? (migrate from powerbuilder)

We have mostly client-server apps with large scale database usages
(Oracle / SybaseSQLAnywhere,...). Apps are delivered 1-to-1 specific
client as well as some are sold as off the shelf. All have to be maintained

Currently we use Powerbuilder.

Is the dotnet (C#) environment suitable considering
- functionality,
- stability,
- developer productivity, code reusability

So far we have no web component but might be there soon

Thanks
Sanjay
Nov 22 '05 #1
3 2016
IMHO, it's an absolute YES on every question. C# , particularly with the
2.0 spec has Amazing functionality . It's a full object oriented language
and it's had the benefit of coming out after Java and many other languages
so it could improve on their weaknesses. Since the 1.1 framework there's a
native Oracle provider so that's not an issue either.
Stability - I've had very little problems and in all honesty, coding styles
will usually have much more affect on this than the language
Developer Productivity - VB.NET is probably the more 'productive' of the two
and is the friendliest IDE I've used. The Intellisense features kick a33.
But I program primarily in C# and find the differences subtle - I'm probably
faster in C# just b/c I use it more. The IDE for either is better than
anything I've ever touched before it.

--
W.G. Ryan MVP Windows - Embedded

http://forums.devbuzz.com
http://www.knowdotnet.com/dataaccess.html
http://www.msmvps.com/williamryan/
"Sanjay Minni" <sm******************@planage.com> wrote in message
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We have mostly client-server apps with large scale database usages
(Oracle / SybaseSQLAnywhere,...). Apps are delivered 1-to-1 specific
client as well as some are sold as off the shelf. All have to be maintained
Currently we use Powerbuilder.

Is the dotnet (C#) environment suitable considering
- functionality,
- stability,
- developer productivity, code reusability

So far we have no web component but might be there soon

Thanks
Sanjay

Nov 22 '05 #2

"William Ryan eMVP" <do********@comcast.nospam.net> wrote in message
news:uV**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
IMHO, it's an absolute YES on every question. C# , particularly with the
2.0 spec has Amazing functionality . It's a full object oriented language
and it's had the benefit of coming out after Java and many other languages
so it could improve on their weaknesses. Since the 1.1 framework there's a
native Oracle provider so that's not an issue either.
Stability - I've had very little problems and in all honesty, coding styles will usually have much more affect on this than the language
Developer Productivity - VB.NET is probably the more 'productive' of the two and is the friendliest IDE I've used. The Intellisense features kick a33.
But I program primarily in C# and find the differences subtle - I'm probably faster in C# just b/c I use it more. The IDE for either is better than
anything I've ever touched before it.

--
Me too.

I haven't used powerbuilder for a long while, but I suspect you will be
blown away by the kind of things that .net allows you to do
W.G. Ryan MVP Windows - Embedded

http://forums.devbuzz.com
http://www.knowdotnet.com/dataaccess.html
http://www.msmvps.com/williamryan/
"Sanjay Minni" <sm******************@planage.com> wrote in message
news:4f*************************@posting.google.co m...
We have mostly client-server apps with large scale database usages
(Oracle / SybaseSQLAnywhere,...). Apps are delivered 1-to-1 specific
client as well as some are sold as off the shelf. All have to be

maintained

Currently we use Powerbuilder.

Is the dotnet (C#) environment suitable considering
- functionality,
- stability,
- developer productivity, code reusability

So far we have no web component but might be there soon

Thanks
Sanjay


Nov 22 '05 #3
Which IDE do you recommend. Is there any IDE included in the free
D/L / SDK.

When is 2.0 expected

Regards
Sanjay Minni
"William Ryan eMVP" <do********@comcast.nospam.net> wrote in message news:<uV**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl>...
IMHO, it's an absolute YES on every question. C# , particularly with the
2.0 spec has Amazing functionality . It's a full object oriented language
and it's had the benefit of coming out after Java and many other languages
so it could improve on their weaknesses. Since the 1.1 framework there's a
native Oracle provider so that's not an issue either.
Stability - I've had very little problems and in all honesty, coding styles
will usually have much more affect on this than the language
Developer Productivity - VB.NET is probably the more 'productive' of the two
and is the friendliest IDE I've used. The Intellisense features kick a33.
But I program primarily in C# and find the differences subtle - I'm probably
faster in C# just b/c I use it more. The IDE for either is better than
anything I've ever touched before it.

--
W.G. Ryan MVP Windows - Embedded

http://forums.devbuzz.com
http://www.knowdotnet.com/dataaccess.html
http://www.msmvps.com/williamryan/
"Sanjay Minni" <sm******************@planage.com> wrote in message
news:4f*************************@posting.google.co m...
We have mostly client-server apps with large scale database usages
(Oracle / SybaseSQLAnywhere,...). Apps are delivered 1-to-1 specific
client as well as some are sold as off the shelf. All have to be

maintained

Currently we use Powerbuilder.

Is the dotnet (C#) environment suitable considering
- functionality,
- stability,
- developer productivity, code reusability

So far we have no web component but might be there soon

Thanks
Sanjay

Nov 22 '05 #4

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