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Peter Strömblad

Peter lives in Sweden and is an independent contractor with hosting services.
arrrrgh web apps

Writing apps for the webb is a challenging task. What takes a normal hour when creating "normal" apps takes four times when working a three tier webb-app. There are simply so many pits you can fall in.

In any case I thought I'd share some very interesting read-up.

First of all, creating forms: Read up on Rick Strahl's excellent piece at msdn: http://msdn.microsoft.com/sv-se/magazine/cc163505(en-us).aspx

Then dwelve down into his weblog and you'll find an absolute excellent tool on how to create the windows classes directly from your database: http://www.west-wind.com/WebLog/posts/147.aspx.

So, after that we're on to Ajax. The resource for that is naturally http://asp.net.

There's a lot more. One needs to familiarize one self with css (zen-garden is excellent), sql calls, stored procedures, java-script, cookies, performance issues and not to forget loose binding. A web-app is always in a "new" state - there is very little you can do to compensate for the round-trips to the server side.

In the future I hope to share code when I get to hacking a Mercury web-service.

cheers for now / Peter

Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 11:29 PM by Peter Strömblad


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