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Offline Browser-Based Application

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Hi all -

I am starting a plan for building a web application based on .NET 2.0
Framework in conjunction with Spring Framework. However, my market
requirements requires me to allow the application to run completely
offline in the browser. Meaning, the same application that is deployed
on our servers, would have to be deployed (along with the DB) on the
client's machine and run completely disconnected.

Since this is new to me, I like to know if any one can point me in the
right direction in regards to the following questions.

1) How would such a application be installed on the client's machine?
2) What kind of DB would be feasable to run on the client's machine?
3) Once the application is installed, how could we deliver incremental
updates?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
S
Jan 4 '08 #1
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This sounds like a smart client application, not a browser application.
Microsoft has just introduced the Sync Framework
(http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/sync/bb821992.aspx) to help with the kinds
of applications that you are describing. There is also a synchronization
capabilility for Microsoft SQL Server and SQL Server Compact Edition.

William

"soroushe" wrote:
Hi all -

I am starting a plan for building a web application based on .NET 2.0
Framework in conjunction with Spring Framework. However, my market
requirements requires me to allow the application to run completely
offline in the browser. Meaning, the same application that is deployed
on our servers, would have to be deployed (along with the DB) on the
client's machine and run completely disconnected.

Since this is new to me, I like to know if any one can point me in the
right direction in regards to the following questions.

1) How would such a application be installed on the client's machine?
2) What kind of DB would be feasable to run on the client's machine?
3) Once the application is installed, how could we deliver incremental
updates?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
S
Jan 5 '08 #2

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Oops - SQL Server Express would be better than the Compact Edition for
desktops. Compact Edition is for Windows Mobile.

"William Randlett" wrote:
This sounds like a smart client application, not a browser application.
Microsoft has just introduced the Sync Framework
(http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/sync/bb821992.aspx) to help with the kinds
of applications that you are describing. There is also a synchronization
capabilility for Microsoft SQL Server and SQL Server Compact Edition.

William

"soroushe" wrote:
Hi all -

I am starting a plan for building a web application based on .NET 2.0
Framework in conjunction with Spring Framework. However, my market
requirements requires me to allow the application to run completely
offline in the browser. Meaning, the same application that is deployed
on our servers, would have to be deployed (along with the DB) on the
client's machine and run completely disconnected.

Since this is new to me, I like to know if any one can point me in the
right direction in regards to the following questions.

1) How would such a application be installed on the client's machine?
2) What kind of DB would be feasable to run on the client's machine?
3) Once the application is installed, how could we deliver incremental
updates?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
S
Jan 5 '08 #3

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