NEWBIE: Development and maintenance time for Windows Forms vs ASP.NET?
Posted on 2006-04-21
My company is trying to decide between Windows Forms and ASP.NET (browser-based). I'm looking for (a lot of) general advice...
In particular, could anyone compare the development and maintenance times for the same UI written in Windows Forms vs. ASP.NET?
I know "it depends!", but if we made the following assumptions:
We are equally skilled at both technologies (We're not, but for the sake of comparison, let's pretend.)
We would be working in Visual Studio 2005 in either case.
We would be using C# exclusively if Windows Forms.
The UI is fairly complex, with a few dozen interconnected screens and connections to an MS SQL db.
We're ignoring deployment issues for now (That's a different question...)
We're just looking for ballpark advice, like: "This is usually about twice as fast as that...".