We all know how quickly you can create a functioning website using Domino, right?
But. Is there another platform that lets you create CRUD-like websites as quickly as Domino does? Well, you might be surprised to hear (I think) I can do it just as fast (perhaps faster?) in ASP.NET MVC!
To prove the point I wanted to time myself doing a similar task in both environments. Then I decided it would make sense to try and record (and share) it with you. In steps Screenr.com, which lets you do screencasts without installing any software (apart from Java) and for free.
Screenr has a time limit per screencast of 5 minutes, which should be ample and I've set that as the limit for how long it must take to build either site.
The site I'm going to build is a simple store of contact documents. Each document will store the name, company, phone and email of the person. You should be able to view them all, edit each one as well as delete the entries.
Using Screenr I managed to easily put this screencast online of a demo run:
I need to work out why my mic isn't working properly.
What surprised me was how quickly five minutes passes. After 5 minutes I hadn't added a way to edit or delete documents. On the next attempt I'll skip creating tables on the form and other bits not needed. I'm sure I can do it in 5 mins.
But, anyway, over the next couple of days I hope to show two screencasts of creating the CRUD Contacts website - one with Domino and one with ASP.NET MVC.
In the mean time why not time youself and see how quickly you can do it? If you know of another environment where you think you can do it as quickly then why not share a screencast of you doing that?
* CRUD = Create, Read, Update and Delete