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Re: [suse-linux-uk-schools] Capita SIMS - School Admin Microsoft Only?
  • From: "Mark Evans" <mpe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 09:41:02 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <20020919094032.27143.qmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>
> > Even though there is no real reason to make something web-based be
> > anything specific.
> >
>
> The back end will be very specific to MS SQL server. As for the front end
> - that was my point - as soon as you use MS products, your user client becomes
> very specific as well. It's almost impossible to do development avoiding all

Sounds like "viral coding"...

> .net components. Adding cross-platform compatibility will add to

Actually it's quite easy, don't use Microsoft's stuff :)

> development costs and the time to market.
>
> We were all whinging about a) cost and b) development time, weren't we?

The cost to *us* of having to buy loads of new software and new hardware
to support it, without much to show for it.

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Mark Evans
St. Peter's CofE High School
Phone: +44 1392 204764 X109
Fax: +44 1392 204763

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