Visual Basic Applications



  • Desktop Application

    • Runs on One PC
      • No sharing of information between multiple PCs
      • Ideal for an office with one computer
    • Stores data in a Microsoft Access database
      • Easy to export to Excel or any other Microsoft Office Product
      • Database is very reliable
    • Cheapest of all programs to develop
 

  • Client Server Application

    • Uses multiple Machines
      • Can success the data from multiple machines
      • Ideal for an office with under 50 users
      • Splits work load between Client and Server
    • Uses Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, DB2 or another Database Management Systems
      • Very powerful database program
      • Faster Data Access
      • Easy to display data on a web server
 

  • n - Tier Application

    • Uses multiple Machines
      • Can success the data from multiple machines
      • Great for an office with any number of users
      • Splits work load between Client, Business Server, and Database Server
    • Uses Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, DB2 or another Database Management Systems
      • Very powerful database program
      • Faster Data Access
      • Easy to display data on a web server
    • Front end is viewed in Microsoft Internet Explorer or other web browser
      • No software to install on client PC
      • Works in a familiar interface
      • Can run on any Operating System that has a web browser
    • Middle Tier is Microsoft Windows NT or 2000 running IIS
      • The program runs on Server
      • Only have to setup one machine