What do you think? Is "Visual Studio Lightswitch" becoming the "Oracle APEX" for SQL Server in the futrure? Are these two technologies comparable?
I think Lightswitch is positioned similarly to APEX, although this is an outsider's view as I have not worked with either product. To me, Lightswitch seems positioned as a rapid application development platform such as MS Access, FoxPro, Delphi, and other things like that. It seems like they are trying to get it to the point where a junior developer (or gasp non-technical person) could get an initial UI set up against some data sources. But, if necessary, that UI could graduate to full-fledged customized UI that is enhanced by .NET developers.
It's an interesting idea. I'm just not sure who exactly will use this product. If you ask a .NET dev to build you an app, they won't choose Lightswitch. And if you ask a business person, they won't know about it, let alone know how to install it and get off the ground. It isn't like Access that comes installed with Word and Excel and is on every user's computer.