MVC VS. WEB FORMS
There are different platforms that you can use in order to create, deploy and to run your web application, including MVC (Model View Controller) and Web Forms. While both of these are very viable options to choose from, each will have their own advantages and disadvantages. The MVC divides the application into three parts: model, view, and controller. Web Forms, also referred to .Net Web Forms, were originally created in order to address issues in more classic website application development. Through weighing the pros and cons, you will be able to discover which platform is right for you.
Web Forms was created by Microsoft in order to make application development an easier process than the previous ways that were filled with code that was unreadable and very difficult to maintain. Microsoft utilized their successful windows-application methodology to create a framework for web applications that are easy to read. There are a few advantages to using this platform. One of the biggest advantages of using Web Forms is that it is a very cost-effective option. Web Forms also offer a long time in their field, which means that it has had a lot of success and happy customers. Finally, with Web Forms, you are able to easily “pick up and run” with the website application. This makes it easier for those who are new to website development to pick up. Web Forms do have their disadvantages if you choose this platform. You will have limited control over the HTML that is produced on the page. The other disadvantage is that more developers need to be acquainted with life events and needing to hook into other 3rd party controls.
MVC also comes with its own advantages and disadvantages. First of all, MVC allows for the use of many different forms on a page. Web Forms do not have this same capability. It also shares a similarity to other non-Microsoft frameworks. This is important for developers because they will be more familiar this framework due to their experience in other frameworks. MVC makes it easier to facilitate Test Driven Development (TDD). It is also easier to implement. Even as great as this option sounds, it does have a couple of disadvantages, such as the developer needs to pretty competent in things like HTML and CSS. It is also a newer option, which can come to a pretty crazy price.
Which one is better? There is no clear winner here. Both of these options are quite viable options for developers to use. You will really need to consider which option is the best choice for your company’s needs and resources. Neither gives a competitive edge against your rival businesses, but there is a clear winner when it comes to considering the website developers that are currently employed by your company. You should research each of these platforms carefully and discuss your options with your web developer in order to decide on which option is right for you. Carefully weigh the pros and cons of each platform so that you know exactly what you are getting into when choosing either option.