[aida] Visual Studio 2008
r.j.rothwell at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 22:24:34 CEST 2008
We have another application developer at our hospital who has been looking
at Visual Studio 2008.
Don't send the hate mail...!
We were listing pro's and con's of Smalltalk with Aida (or yes, even
Seaside!) vs Visual Studio, and I came to the conclusion that it depends on
the problem you are trying to solve. The "instant" drag and drop data
sources and page layouts in Visual Studio were certainly impressive, but the
underlying code is most definitely NOT impressive.
Anyway, my advice was if you have a complex problem domain, Smalltalk is
hands down the winner. If all you need to do is create Crystal Reports and
paged tables, tracking boards, that sort of thing, and you don't even need
to "code," why NOT use Visual Studio. But the minute you need to go a
little deeper, the code generated by Visual Studio is, pardon my language,
going to kick you in the ass (in my opinion).
In other words, once your drag and drop days are over, you are not having
Any other thoughts, so I can help him make an intelligent decision? Maybe
both are right, depending on the job?
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