VB.NET Internet App. vs. ASP.NET Internet App. RRS feed

  • Question

  • I previously developed a ticketing system for a government department using VB.NET 2003 and MS Access XP. At that time, the department desired a solution where this desktop application was installed at each tourist place gate and each gate had its own MS Access database. Because the places were remote and there was no facility of internet connection,
    hence we did like that.

    Now the department is desiring a core booking system with centralized database of all the places in the state. We are planning VSAT connectivity for places with no internet connection. I want to upgrade my previous application to an internet application. I am puzzled on whether to modify existing VB.NET app. to retrieve data from Internet or to write entirely a new application using ASP.NET. Our MS SQL Server database is located on a remote server where we have taken web space.
    Wednesday, May 9, 2007 2:56 AM


  • K.Rohit,


    1. This kind of problems refer to the B/S and C/S architecture. Change the app to ASP.NET can be convenient to the government manage tickets and customers book the tickets online on any computers with the Browser. It is certainly a good choice.


    2. With the C/S architecture with the VB.NET application, you can change the source database and make each of the client access centural SQL database remotely. In order to to that, you need to give each of the clients power to access the central database. Sometimes it may cause the security problems.


    3. In the long run, it is the trend that everybody is able to book the tickets online. So my suggestion is to change the VB.NET app to ASP.NET with B/S architecture.

    Wednesday, May 16, 2007 6:12 AM