Oracle with Microsoft, two great rivals coming together- that’s true.
We have been doing it for years.
As Oracle has maintained its headship in the database market and a great deal of application development today takes place in the Visual Studio IDE. Nowadays there are several cases where developers who build and maintain Visual Studio .NET applications that actually run against the Oracle database.
There are various enterprise applications developed with Oracle database with Oracle Forms. Oracle Forms is already a legacy environment for Forms application and yet it is increasingly hard to find the proficient oracle forms developers, hence Oracle Forms seems to be failing to keep up application modernization.
On the other hand, Visual Studio gives an opportunity to integrate existing legacy applications into Visual Studio.Net applications. These applications could be as a new service to other applications or simply enhancing existing services by replacing or adding new functionalities to it.
Below are some of the advantages of using Visual Studio .Net as a front end.
- Better user experience (responsive web design).
Your users run on a variety of different devices including big desktops, tablets, and even mobile devices and they expect the application to run seamlessly across the devices.
- Integration with other applications using web services or web API.
This allows different applications to communicate with each other and share data and services among themselves.
- Multi-Tiered Software Architecture
Visual Studio .NET supports multi-tiered software architecture and it is nothing but the physical separation of logical layers i.e. the presentation layer, application layer, and data layer, as a result, we can easily and efficiently accommodate business changes.
- Cross-platform mobile development in Visual Studio
We can develop Cross Platform apps utilizing Xamarin. Xamarin is a platform to develop apps for various mobile operating systems by a shared codebase.
- Extensive community support.
Another key feature of .NET is the massive community that is available.
We have also observed Oracle ensures that Visual Studio .NET applications can be developed productively and can run efficiently against Oracle databases.
- Oracle Data Provider for Visual Studio .NET
“Oracle Data Provider for .NET (ODP.NET) features optimized ADO.NET data access to the Oracle database. ODP.NET allows developers to take advantage of advanced Oracle database functionality, including Real Application Clusters, self-tuning statement cache, and fast connection failover.”
“Oracle and Microsoft technologies around Oracle database support on Windows and with Visual Studio .NET application development has been substantial and has seen several iterations and improvements. Today, interoperability has reached a significant level of depth and maturity such that Oracle database customers developing Visual Studio.NET applications can truly leverage the best that these two vendors have to offer in their respective areas of excellence”.