Sunday, July 06, 2008

Why do we specialise in .NET development and how does that affect you?

To look at where we are today I need to take you back 8 years to decisions made in 2000 and the consequences there from.

My first major web development application was in the planning stages and coming from the corporate background that I did it was obvious to me that the critical issue was our data. How we managed it, how the database would scale, how easy it would be to manage etc etc. After much research and despite the higher install cost it was apparent that Microsoft SQL Server 2000 was the answer for the database I had designed - a database that would be processing millions of transactions in a day. The logical programming language to accompany that was ASP, at that time in its classic form.

Having made the decision on what database to use the remainder of my technology decisions were easy to make and I have never regretted specialising early. We occasionally look at other technologies such as Ruby on Rails, php, J2EE and Javascript. The only one we have integrated into our existing Microsoft platform is Javascript, largely because it is a clientside script technology and functions alongside ASP.NET rather than replacing it.

The ASP.NET platform has evolved to be responsive, powerful, easy and fun to code. We now have software running under .NET 1.1, .NET 2.0 and .NET 3.0 - our software is robust and our server platform is stable.

We specialise in .NET development so that we may offer you a scalable, enterprise level database along with quick, feature rich, robust software.

1 comment:

  1. I would be interested in hearing how other people decided on the technology they use.