Skip to main content

.Net Web Toolkits/Frameworks

I was looking over Rick Strahl's blog post on ASP.NET GZip Encoding Caveats and came across this reference to the West Wind ASP.Net Web/AJAX Toolkit. While I'm not interested necessarily in starting to implement this framework, but wondered if you all had experiences with other frameworks around .Net Web development. One thing I found interesting in this one was their Data Binding, where it puts behind the scenes a TwoWay binding for data elements (so you have a selection list, when the value changes it automatically calls the application and updates in the DB instead of waiting for submit or coding your own Ajax.jQuery call for it). Also, the Business layer implementation is interesting, where it will take your EF model and build out stubs for CRUD operations in a business layer.

I also saw that Telerik seems to have a framework, but its not quite the same as some more simple, common utilities. DevExpress has their XAF framework which is around using the entire tool to build applications, but its pretty expensive, at $2K per developer (Telerik has similar pricing). Im not quite as worried about price, more just wondering what experiences you all might have had, or your thoughts on using them.

So, has anyone else used some .Net frameworks, and what do you think?

Comments

Anonymous said…
Tell me about your ministry these days. What are you up to now?

Popular posts from this blog

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Microsoft Access

I've answered this question in some form or another far more times than I care to count.  Most often it's a question of "why do I need a fancy Web application when I can just build this myself in two days in Access.  I mean, the data's already in Excel."  So I figured I'd post out what I threw together, I know I've missed some points. Overview Microsoft Access is an ideal solution for relatively small datasets and a limited number of users. From the Microsoft Web site: “As a desktop database, Access is well suited for small, departmental applications. These applications may start as one user’s project. For example, an employee realizes that productivity can be increased if a paper-based process is automated with an Access application. Other users in the department recognize that they can take advantage of the application if additional features are added. As more features are added, more employees run the application. As time goes by, more and more Access

Red-Gate SQL Compare

Every now and then I come across a program that becomes so ingrained in my daily work that I hardly know how I'd get by without it.  I'll probably break down a couple over the next few days, but for database work, I have never found anything as good as Red Gate's SQL Compare and SQL Data Compare .  Essentially these tools let you compare two SQL Server databases (all objects, users, permissions, functions, diagrams, anything) and update changes to whichever database you want.  This is amazingly useful for deploying database changes to a test or production environment (do it to production with ridiculous care, even though it will generate a SQL Script for you and run all updates in one transaction), and making sure everything is synchronized. For releases we can just generate the compare script, confirm that the changes match the updates we want to go out, and store it all in one place with the release details.  This is true for both the structure and the data, to

Beryllium Spheres

I'm sitting here at home watching The Shadow , easily one of the best movies made based on one of the best old time radio shows.  I hadn't picked up on this earlier, but the weapon used to destroy the city is none other than the same power source used to power the NSEA Protector in Galaxy Quest . I never knew Beryllium was so cool.  Now I want a sphere of my own. Anyone know of other places Beryllium Spheres are mentioned? Peace, +Tom