Currently I am undertaking what I consider a note worthy application. Trying desperately to complete an application with the latest advances before those advances become so quickly out dated. I know I was a little slow to join the MVC shift. I could not have been too far behind considering my first MVC app was written on the beta version. But here I am again having to get “up to speed”. I have a great support network of a handful of developers, but work on my own as the sole Microsoft developer whom spends most time supporting MS Dynamics apps.
Back to the MVC app. This is a rewrite of a grounds up app built in classic asp on sql 2000. Holly cow yes this app was written at least 10 years ago. This is an experiment mostly.
So I am taking as many short cuts as possible because the intention of this app is to do some truely RAPID development! So I started with some CSLA templates that allowed me to generate my models.
Time stamp here: 1.7.2011
Application has been launched into our development and testing. So far as time save, I have to say tons. Especially for the really cool affects.
This application WAS very clunky. There were a lot of pop up forms with confirmations and closes, of course no auto refresh. This application WAS a classic asp app. It has been transformed into a slick new MVC app with CSLA and jquery!
With ease I added tabs, drag and drop functionality, loading spinner, and of course some very cool transitions.
I am waiting for feedback from my users. I anticipate incredible time savings for the users. From just the drag and drop alone, not to mention I also implemented inline forms that auto refresh the content on close.
It took a little longer than expected to complete,but I am very happy with the result. I will update this post with user feedback.