Nov 06, 2006 03:49 PM|shados|LINK
I know what you mean. But again, its easy if you have the correct ressources, and they DO say which ressources are needed :)
One thing though that this constant reminder of "we bought in that it was supposed to be easy and its not!" thing makes me want to say (and I apologise again for the 1927409174029 posts im making, but this is an issue I feel strongly about): Is that anything
Lets assume there's no deployement issue. So VWD is easy to develop with...to someone in IT. Its not easy to use to my mom. MS Excel is easy to my mom...it is, however, not to my grandfather, but your average account manager will run circles around its pivot
tables and scripting features... Easy is relative to the field.
The web, is, let me say it bluntly: HELL. Even if you shell out 10000$ for Visual Studio Team Suite, you have a 8000$ server install, and a team of 15 people: it is still hell. It is hell on earth, its an uneasy mix of a lot of technologies that were originaly
never thought of acting together, and definately not for its purpose. You guys haven't had to deal yet with the ADA and accessibility laws, having to write for mobile devices, etc. Its hell in all ways.
Compared to that, and what we had to deal with until VS2005 (and VWD) came out, with all the features for easy deployement of SQL Server Express, and development without having to deal with IIS, etc: It is very, VERY, -VERY- easy.
I think thats what Microsoft is advertising. Relatively to the web development field, using VWD is a game, its a joke. In the same way that relatively to an accountant, using Excel is a joke. But if you compare Excel with VWD, VWD is hell on earth. But VWD
compared to pre-VWD days, VWD is easy.
Take everything in context :) The DTS Wizard above is the most powerful tool in the industry to deploy a database. And now you get it for free. Thats as easy as its gonna get until the next generation of tools.