Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: OpenACS vs .NET: How is the pitch made?

Posted by Andrew Piskorski on
Does .NET ship with a well-develped, proven data model for use in integrated, database backed web sites? I honestly don't know, so that's not a rhetorical question. Plus a rich procedure library of designed to work with and take advantage of that data model? If not, then what product using .NET does? Whatever product that is, would probably be closer to an apples to apples comparison with OpenACS.

We all know Philip's favorite old (paraphrased), "It's just the data model plus some Tcl plumbing on top." statement is and was nonsense, not to mention a vast injustice to all the good procedural code in (Open)ACS. But IMO, his main point there, that the data model is really the central and most important part, was right on.