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I am starting a microISV part time to create .NET applications.
I am used to using ComponentOne suite and also at work, we are going to use DEVExpress tools.
The problem is, these suites are very expensive, especially for a lone developer.
Are there any tools suited that are better priced for initial purchase?
Friday, August 11, 2006
How much more in time and productivity is it going to cost you to learn a second tools suite?
Perhaps ComponentOne is more expensive at first, but you have years (presumably) of experience with it.
Your time as a MicroISV is precious. You can't afford to do a lot of screwing around trying to save a couple hundred dollars just to lose thousands because you lose out on the opportunity.
I liked those at http://divil.co.uk (not affiliated in any way). They seem affordable compared to the full blown suites, free for non-commercial use, and performed better than a couple of other suites when I lasted checked them (a year ago or so).
Then there's the free Krypton Toolkit (google for it) and probably a little too incomplete yet: http://www.codeplex.com/Wiki/View.aspx?ProjectName=ASCENDNET (haven't used either of these).
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Its not about wasted time, more that I cannot afford to buy them.
Monday, August 14, 2006
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