WinForm/RadForm vs. MVC

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  1. Mike
    Mike avatar
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    Mar 2011

    Posted 11 Apr 2012 Link to this post

    Hi, I’m pretty sold on buying one or more Telerik packages however would like feedback about the questions below.

    Long story short, years ago I learned database architecture and admin (including Stored Procs). More recently I’ve tutorialed myself to death learning ASP.Net MVC 3 only to discover that imho it seems primarily aimed at either insignificant apps or larger dev teams (eg separate JQuery and dbase staff responsiblities).
    Specifically it’s well and good to craft an MVC structured “web server middle tier” but I frankly don’t want to also have to become proficient in EntityFramework/ORM (esp when I like SQL) plus JQuery/JavaScript (esp compared to the readily available features and aesthetics of Telerik components).
    Not that I yet know very much about webform database connectivity but it seems straightforward enough to facilitate RAD progression -- and let’s be honest, other than maybe a Fortune 500 firm the idea of a straight unbroken line from mock up .jpg/.ppts to a database schema to Entity classes to an App repository to a compartmentalized GUI (and/or backwards) is unrealistic to the point of being a complete insult.
    That said, am I (realizing there are many opinions) mistaken?
    I know Telerik has MVC components but I still say the hell with an ORM to manipulate at the web server instead of an Entity class I’ll write a Stored Proc to return to the GUI exactly what is required (and fwiw I can’t see how managing stored procs is any less efficient than constantly having to regenerate the EF everytime I add a field).
    So like I said above, please email me thoughts/comments/feedback particularly any "gurus" or firms who might be available for paid consulting services related to first an architecture review and later to periodic assistance/customizations.
    Thanks in advance.
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