We are about to develop an enterpirse WebApplication for online ticket reservation, scheduling, managing suppliers, accepting online customer registeration & reservation, online payment and opening acounts for our agents (in different countries) to handel there tansactions in the system.
1. And now VS2012 officialy released .. I'm asking about its stability since its new to the commerical area, is it safe to start with it or shall we give it more time in the market & start now the project in VS2010?
2. For such WebApp, what technologies and tools suggested to be used in terms of speeding up the development time, avoiding SQL injections, stability .. etc, (HTML5, MVC, linq, entity framework .. others )
My experience in developping Enterprise web apps with Microsoft Visual studio lineup, is that its suitable for scalable mission critical web apps. My advice would be to thouroughly test the MVC concept. I dont know the size/experience of your development team, but TEAM FOUNDATION development is guaranteed. The programminglanguage (c++, c#, etc) is ofcourse an aspect not to be overlooked!
First make a solid functional and architectural design eg. 1. how many foreign offices, cultural aspects, how many customers, how many transactions etc. Make a good functional design, as this is imperative to have a good start!
So you will gain better insight of your userinterface, your middleware and backend.
There are a few Codegenerators as well suitable which can be integrated tp VS2012 (e.g.CodeOnTime)
As a start i would suggest to make a small prototype system based on your needs.
First time it was OK, but after I shared the link that explains every version having features present (direct MS link), you could have checked in the VS details link. If you still did not find it, do a quick Google. I am not sure of it as I have not used it.
I don't mean to be disrespectful (that's why I'm not posting it on the discussion board), but when I try to use the C code, it takes me hours and hours to translate, and it never seems to work.
I see many similarities, but the "devil is in the detail", and it takes DAYS to get it to work, with the nuances of each language.
Very interesting, but what exactly is your problem? The example you linked to is in C# which is as close to VB.NET as you can get. I suggest you try Googling to see if there are any tools which could do the conversion for you.
One of these days I'm going to think of a really clever signature.
If I understand well, Setup Projects are not available anymore in VS2012. Microsoft encourages us to move to InstallShield. I installed the free version and it looks quite different to the Microsoft Setup project.
Did someone try alternatives like WIX, NSIS or InnoSetup?
My current setup are quite complex as they contain custom forms. What package do you recommend?
I'd be interested to know what you've been doing about this.