If a piece of software will be used for more than 2 hours a day, it should be a
While websites have been the favourite distribution model
for software over the last 5 years, that may be about to change. Windows applications
are now faster to develop, easier to deploy and unquestionably a richer experience.
- Continue working when disconnected
- Best usability option
- Now very easy to deploy
The .NET Framework is a robust, mature and well supported framework that is constantly improving. .NET 4.0 is Microsoft's latest framework for software development. SSW uses .NET 4.0 as our preferred development environment for web, Windows or rich client projects because of its technological and productivity advantages over other platforms.
NET 4.0 includes language enhancements and support for parallel computing so that applications can optimally target multi-core and distributed systems.
NET 3.5 introduced new database and web functionality including LINQ and ASP.NET AJAX.
NET 3.0 built on .NET 2.0 and introduced the following components.
Windows Presentation Foundation is the new .NET 3.0 replacement for Windows Forms.
It allows designers and developers to seamlessly work together to produce stunning,
pixel perfect user interfaces integrating 2D, 3D, video and animation.
WCF is a service-oriented messaging system which allows programs to interoperate
locally or remotely. More powerful than legacy remoting and web services architectures,
WCF ensures reliable delivery, security and transactional support for communications
Allows for building of task automation and integrated transactions using workflows.
As well as building new applications in .NET we also migrate/upgrade existing legacy applications written in Visual Basic (VB6) to .NET.
See also our Rules to Better VB6 Migration to .NET.
ClickOnce is a new deployment method for .NET 2+ applications that allows for your software to be installed in one click, without all the normal installation screens that make the install process painful.
Software updates also become automatic, so your users never have to check for, or manually download new versions of your application.
To see ClickOnce in operation, check out SSW Diagnostics.
SQL Server is Microsoft enterprise level database platform. We use it as the preferred back-end database for all windows applications we develop. This ensures the best level of availability, security and scalability of your application.
Read more about our Database Solutions.
- Figure: SwiftLink Web Application (intranet) was designed and developed by SSW
We have consultants available in all Australian capital cities including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra.