asp.net developer trying to do first desktop app - advice needed
Posted on 2011-10-03
I've been an asp.net dev for some time now.
I've written a console app with a bit of hand holding once but apart from that everything I've done has been web based
I've been asked to develop a desktop app for a microfinance org in a slum
They won't have net access but have 3 sites and need to backup the data everyday
They could have net access using a dongle every evening to just upload the daatabase
I have no idea on the best approach
If I use SQL server express I'd like to be able to easily backup the data
Can it be done.via the web and/or via USB drive?
Can someone please explain the rough artictecture of this system based on the above
please bear in mind all I know is asp.net web development
I once read an article on disconnected data sets but not sure this is relavent here
Just to reiterate, they have 3 sites all with different data (same structure though) and it needs to be backed up via USB/internet everyday as there is a good chance.the laptops will get stolen
Using a constant internet connection isn't an option
Also could I do it like a web app? And just run it locally?
I need to factor in deploying new versions of code and for it to be done without me being there
Thanks for your ideas and insights