Developing an Employee Self Service Portal in TD7.2 .net WPF

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Developing an Employee Self Service Portal in TD7.2 .net WPF

Post by monchotgu » 06 Oct 2019, 04:21

Hi, I am a user odf CTD 3.1, I have only developed programs compiled to standard EXE file. I have no web development expirience,
I have a client that need an employee Self Service portal (500+ employees). If I do a standard EXE the deployment on 500 machines can be a nightmare for me.
I am considering upgrading to CTD7.2 with the .net option for wpf for browser (which I think less of a hastle for deployment)
But I would like to see your opinion/pros/cons or suggestions if this is a viable option, or to see if there is an efficient way to deploy on so many machines.
Thank you,
your opinions would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Developing an Employee Self Service Portal in TD7.2 .net WPF

Post by a_sivababu » 06 Oct 2019, 15:08

Hi,
My 2 cents on this...

I think you should migrate your win32 apps to TDMobile rather than migrating to .NET WPF Browser - ClickOnce if you want to go with Employee Self Service, Manager Self Service and Admin access for direct functional modules.

TD . NET (For Browser)
Pros
1. Will be opened in IE 11 Browser
2. No deployment required as it uses Click Once.
3. No ODBC in Client machine required
Cons
1. IE11 will be used for supporting legacy application as Edge Browser is now Microsoft Direction and they are moving to Chromium Browser than their Native Edge Engine.
2. Click Once will not work properly and it does not look good in terms of User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX)
3. It won't support devices like Phone, Tablet
4. It won't support other OS like MacOS, Linux
5. It does not support on other browsers though it is currently supported in firefox through Plugin but not sure whether they support it now.


TDMobile
Pros
1. It works in all Browsers IE, Edge, Opera, Safari, Chrome etc
2. It supports for all desktop Operating Systems like Windows, Linux and MacOS using ElectronJS as hybrid app or using Browser.
3. It supports for Mobile browsers and supporting installing as Hybrid app. This will be helpful as company suggests to bring BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
4. No Deployment, No ODBC in Client since it supports through Browser and Hybrid App
5. There is no plug-in like Push Notification, Finger Print or Iris scanner etc. This will be helpful for employees.
6. SSL and OAUTH2 can be integrated to have better security
7. Easy to integrate with 3rd party application such as DevExtreme, Telerik, Jquery Plugin etc.
9. you can do much more with TDMobile like integrating Bot Framework, Alexa etc.
10. Approval process will be done in many ways if we use TDMobile.
Cons
1. It might initially consumes some time to convert win32 to TDMobile but I would suggest to develop as Micro services in Agile way to go-live as phased manner.

monchotgu
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Re: Developing an Employee Self Service Portal in TD7.2 .net WPF

Post by monchotgu » 09 Oct 2019, 00:48

Thank you a_sivababu for taking the time to clear up a lot for me!!! I will take your advise. TDMobile is the best way to go.
By the way do you know the investment in buying TDMobile?

Again thank you for your help

a_sivababu
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Re: Developing an Employee Self Service Portal in TD7.2 .net WPF

Post by a_sivababu » 12 Oct 2019, 04:44

I have bought it few years back including support but few people are recently bought it with or without discount from OpenText regional dealer. you can call nearest Open Text offices https://www.opentext.com/about/office-locations and check with them.

Happy to support if you have any doubt during migration

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