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Making decisions: Choosing the best ASP.NET MVC component suites

Choosing from the myriad ASP.NET MVC component suites available is key to building top-shelf enterprise applications. As more robust development tools enhance programming possibilities from virtually every angle, it's not hard to see why developers and business decision makers have high expectations for their enterprise reporting tools. At the same time, the pressure to create high-performing, capable applications that perform up to expectations from the get-go can truncate the development and testing stages. It's crucial to position app development for success from the beginning, since there may be less margin for error than ever before.

This is where ASP.NET MVC component suites come in. A component suite can help make the difference between a well-conceived but poorly executed application and one that sparkles from its first deployment. Although enterprise end users rely more on applications and reporting tools to get things done than they ever have before, in many cases, employees are not more adept at using them. They will be less able to discern small differences in functionality that could end up having a long-term negative effect on their use.

Making ASP.NET MVC component suites work for you
The right user interface goes a long way toward building smart, standardized applications. This is especially important in the world of high-volume, high-velocity big data. Despite the promise of big data, it continues to be difficult to wield effectively. Forrester analyst Anjali Yakkundi recently wrote about the problems of big data in applications leveraged for reporting on and drawing insights from customer data.

"We've all heard about Big Data and the 360 degree view of the customer," Yakkundi wrote. "This is unattainable for many so don't be fooled by Big Data promises that can never be fulfilled. Instead, at the heart of many digital customer experience software tools is the ability to leverage whatever data is available to help build and manage more effective digital experiences. Look to these technologies that can start small, and expand to optimizing larger portions of your firm's digital experience."

While consumer data can be leveraged in a variety of business-critical enterprise decisions, including supply chain management and cross-channel customer relationship management, data itself should not be the main thrust of a reporting program. On the other hand, tools should not be constructed so rigidly that it is difficult to maneuver or transform them when an obvious avenue for insight reveals itself. The open source nature of the ASP.NET MVC platform can offer many roads to travel during application builds. Investing in the power of ASP.NET MVC component suites to help drive development decisions can help businesses make the right choices.

Using ASP.NET MVC component suites for mobile development
Enterprise applications must work on mobile. By the same token, mobile must work for enterprise applications. The consumer-driven use of mobile in the enterprise has given rise to concrete ways in which users actually utilize mobile applications. For better or for worse, there are expected user features and patterns for mobile applications, in and out of the enterprise. It's up to developers to blend the actual usage practices of mobile devices with business needs. For strong mobile application development, Al Hilwa, IDC program director of software development research, recently told the SD Times, developers must take end user needs into consideration with their own framework and component choices.

"There are different kinds of apps and different kinds of developers," Hilwa said. "An important aspect of selecting a framework is that it matches the kind of apps you want to build. The abstraction level of the language of framework also has to be a good fit for the developers' skills."


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