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Dec
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comment How to architect enterprise desktop applications for Windows 8
Your stance is that there is no objective basis for comparing architectures / technologies? Isn't that the whole purpose of the architecture discipline? I agree that it is all about my bosses requirements. One of those requirements is maximum longevity for cheapest cost, hence this question.
Dec
19
comment How to architect enterprise desktop applications for Windows 8
From a certain sense I can understand this perspective. However, I do need to choose a UI technology at some point, and depending on that choice it will require replacement / updating sooner or later. I'd like to make a choice that results in maximum longevity.
Dec
19
comment How to architect enterprise desktop applications for Windows 8
I totally agree with this answer. You can never know for sure. But there are multiple technologies that could satisfy the questions you lay out, and I still have to choose among them.
Dec
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comment How to architect enterprise desktop applications for Windows 8
I totally agree about layering out different pieces of the application. And I also totally agree that you should make your UI as dumb as possible because UI technologies tend to churn quite a bit. But, even after creating those layers, you still have a guess to make on which technologies will be better / cheaper in the long run.
Dec
19
comment How to architect enterprise desktop applications for Windows 8
The direction I've heard from MS has hinted that WPF doesn't have much of a long term future. But they haven't announced anything. I expect they will put it into a "maintenance mode" like they did with LINQ To SQL.
Dec
19
comment How to architect enterprise desktop applications for Windows 8
@ThomasOwens totally agree with you that expecting a single stack to be viable for 10+ years is asking a lot. However, some choices will make it easier to evolve an architecture and some choices will make it harder. I'm simple trying to find the best choice.
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Dec
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comment How to architect enterprise desktop applications for Windows 8
@Mike Brown Well that's quite a teaser - hurry back!
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answered The Next Step, from Senior Developer to Architect
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Dec
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comment Entity Framework vs. Linq to SQL?
All good points. But also bear in mind that Linq to SQL is basically in maintenance mode. Microsoft has stated that they only plan on investing further in EF. So I wouldn't recommend doing new stuff in L2S I would definitely use EF.
Dec
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answered A Project's Initial Commit to Source Control
Dec
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comment Alternatives to Octopus for deploying .NET applications?
Interesting. I wasn't aware of either of those. I will check them out.
Dec
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asked Alternatives to Octopus for deploying .NET applications?
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answered What exactly is the build number in MAJOR.MINOR.BUILDNUMBER.REVISION
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comment How to instrument existing ASP.NET application?
The database is a good idea. And sometimes that does work but sometimes the database queries are fairly disconnected from the features being used so it is hard to tell. I will take a look at AWStats.
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comment How to instrument existing ASP.NET application?
While this might work for some, it doesn't work for us. This is an internal application. We would need something that runs inside our corporate firewall, ideally on the same web server that is serving the ASP.NET app. Also, I'm looking for something more finer-grained than page level. So the tool would have to understand ASP.NET to get to that level of detail.