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  • Before i asking question , i want to write about myself ...
    I'm 20 years old boy , study in Diploma Computer And Electronic Engineering, And i'm doing a Final Project to  graduate .. 8 months ago ... i started to plan , search information , download video ,source code ... and i decided use C# for my project " Clinical Information Management System", its similar like an application connect to a database and show off the data stores in software... and i'm lost and wasting time , i dunno how to start the project ...and yesterday i watched all the video download from "http://channel9.msdn.com/Series/C-Sharp-Fundamentals-Development-for-Absolute-Beginners"
    24 video for beginners .. i still dunno how ...
    My tool in computer - Microsoft Blend 4 ultimate , VS 2010 ,Access ..And Window8 developer in laptop ...

    My question is .. Any Advice to the  beginner to start develop Software application?  

    Should i use Visual Basic ? because its RIA application or C# +XML+ WPF + metro style + Access database? 

    I'm confusing now .... 

    if i using C++ to build it....   because i never study before C++ ,where to download All video about C++ to develop metro app ...i mean the faster way , and the important things in C++ to Metro style...


    Developing is part of being a developer.
    Thursday, November 24, 2011 5:28 PM

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  • First, I would recommend using what you know. If you know C#, use it. Trying to learn C++ is not what I would suggest you attempt in a final project.

    Business (includes customer) requirements and resources will also dictate what technologies are or are not available for use in a given application architecture. In your case your professor's requirements, your existing skillset and the tools you have at your disposal will help scope your options. Knowing the capabilities of available technologies is also key. An example of some options you may consider in a layered approach discussed in the Application Architecture guide link below (Chapter 5):

    UI - Metro style App or Desktop (WPF) or Browser (IE)
    Business layer (WCF or ASP.Net)
    Data layer (Access or SQL Express)

    This is a very through guide on Architecture you may want to review:
    Microsoft Application Architecture Guide, 2nd Edition

    Look on the sites for the technologies in question for examples. For example, in ASP.NET:
    http://www.microsoft.com/web/gallery/

    WCF:
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd483346.aspx

     

    Many of our end to end sample solutions use a fictional company name, Contoso. A Bing search on Contoso and a technology you are interested in will usually lead to same code samples:

    http://www.bing.com/search?q=Contoso+wcf

     

    Hope this helps,
    -David

    Tuesday, November 29, 2011 2:20 AM
    Moderator

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  • First, I would recommend using what you know. If you know C#, use it. Trying to learn C++ is not what I would suggest you attempt in a final project.

    Business (includes customer) requirements and resources will also dictate what technologies are or are not available for use in a given application architecture. In your case your professor's requirements, your existing skillset and the tools you have at your disposal will help scope your options. Knowing the capabilities of available technologies is also key. An example of some options you may consider in a layered approach discussed in the Application Architecture guide link below (Chapter 5):

    UI - Metro style App or Desktop (WPF) or Browser (IE)
    Business layer (WCF or ASP.Net)
    Data layer (Access or SQL Express)

    This is a very through guide on Architecture you may want to review:
    Microsoft Application Architecture Guide, 2nd Edition

    Look on the sites for the technologies in question for examples. For example, in ASP.NET:
    http://www.microsoft.com/web/gallery/

    WCF:
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd483346.aspx

     

    Many of our end to end sample solutions use a fictional company name, Contoso. A Bing search on Contoso and a technology you are interested in will usually lead to same code samples:

    http://www.bing.com/search?q=Contoso+wcf

     

    Hope this helps,
    -David

    Tuesday, November 29, 2011 2:20 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks dude, I'm reading Microsoft Application Architecture Guide,2nd Edition

    I already build a database with SQL server 2008

    Ok, i will learn WCF later :D

    wish you have a nice day :) 


    Developing is part of being a developer.
    Tuesday, November 29, 2011 4:00 AM