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    Question What is the best method for converting my desktop app to a web app?


    The company I am working for is trying to rebuild a simple program that views and/or modifies tables using sql. We want this to be a web app. We already have a working desktop app built in Visual Basic 6. Now we are copying the code over to Xojo.

    The head of the project, the person who originally built the VB6 program, wants to rebuild the desktop app in xojo. After building the desktop app, we would then convert it to a web app in xojo.

    A new person coming into the project says that this will be wasteful and that we should just build the web app directly. The new guy thinks we should just use PHP and related languages to build the app.

    Both sides think the other is wrong. Worse yet, both sides have something to gain by being right, so I donít know who to trust.

    We have already started coding with xojo, so that is more comfortable. However, I would rather choose the more efficient method.

    I want to know if either of these methods would be overly costly or incredibly difficult.

    What are the pros and cons of both of these methods and why?
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    you should hire the web development company to slow your problem.

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    • Catacaustic disagrees : Why hire an outside company when they can do it in-house? That makes no sense at all.
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    Neither of them are right, or wrong. They both have good and bad points, and to be honest, if your management has said that they want to do it that way, then you just go with what they say.

    Just as a heads-up, most mew people that say "no, it should be done *this way*" means that they don't know the way that you want to do it, and they want to do something that's more comfortable to them. This happens everywhere, and it doesn't mean that they are wrong, it just means that they are used to something different.
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    You can try doing so in small steps: * As a first step you can create an applications with SWT and embed your application in a browser control. * Then you should move pages and some controls from the web app to the desktop one by one.

    In this way you can get a minimal application in hours

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