.NET Web release for Fisheries Research and Development
plans, manages and funds millions of dollars worth of research into
the Australian fisheries industry in conjunction with independent
research bodies Australia wide. In previous years funding applications
were managed using a Microsoft Access application that was distributed
to over 100 sites around the country. SSW, in conjunction with Canberra
has designed, developed and deployed an ASP.NET and SQL Server 2000
application that streamlines the funding application process, integrating
Microsoft's latest .NET Passport technologies.
closely with the FRDC and PDI, SSW delivered the first commerical
ASP.NET application to be deployed in Australia. Initially working
in VS.NET Beta 1, SSW migrated the app to Beta 2 a month before
deployment and the .NET platform has proven to be highly reliable.
The FRDC application also uses SSW's custom designed
Access Reporter for IIS for delivering reports via the web in either
Snapshot, HTML, Excel or RTF formats.
SSW has embraced VS.NET
as a development environment. Adam Cogan says it feels like Microsoft
"have moved from V6 to V100 in one go". Peter Ahn, SSW's
lead developer for the FRDC app, said he felt "empowered"
using VS.NET and would never look back to VS6.