COT Alternative

Hi,
I was going to renew my COT to the latest release but looking at the bad reviews on this forum made me think twice.

Are there any alternatives to COT that worth looking into?
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  • Follow this discussion on the same topic:

    http://community.codeontime.com/codeo...

    Personally,COT is great for what it does. Despite some of the complaints and short-comings on documentation and timeliness of free support on this community, deviation from roadmap, etc., I will stick with COT until a truly better solution becomes available and is STABLE.

    I am evaluating Radzen (dot com) and like their commitment to Blazor and Angular, their constant improvement and their support. BUT until they a truly stable, I will stick with COT.

    As far as I am concerned, COT is an affordable development tool that has help me created multiple solutions (and quick revenue at that) many times over.

    Just my 2 cents ...

    R
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    Personal opinion - there is nothing wrong with COT. I have been a happy COT developer for several years.

    What they deal with every release is a huge challenge for anyone. Developers customize their apps in so many ways, workflows, business rules, javascript, etc.No one company can know the scope of this and insure everything is works for each developer. To me its asking the impossible.

    Most of the concerns seem to be related to existing applications that raise errors in the new release. There are fixes being released as the issues are identified.

    I would never tell anyone to renew a license or buy a license that is a business decision each of us make based on needs and direction.
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  • Like John I'm really happy with COT. I have a lot of apps developed over the last couple of years and the first release this week was the first time that I've had a problem...That was fixed the next day.

    Like a lot of COT developers I do a lot of customising and for a very high percentage of the time I end up with what I set out to achieve.

    No complaints from me.
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  • I had a quick look at outsystems -- I can't afford them..
    ASP.NET Zero - I don't like their licensing platform as it works based on number of projects you work on.

    I come from an IronSpeed background and I know I can't compare apples to oranges, every time I work on COT it leaves me wanting more that is support it.

    I love the way I used to drag and drop controls with ISD, the way the code customization used to run and the Master / Details table controls.

    I will have a look at Radzen (dot com) and see. I have a large a project that was developed with ISD that I will need to convert soon, and that is why I am evaluating my options
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    I too used ISD for a lot of years and was disappointed when they ceased and like netasp liked the easy customisation. But ISD was based on a completely different technology (webforms I believe) which is now somewhat out of date. Having said that I'm sure that if ISD had carried on they would have kept up with current technology.

    However, there is a lot that you can do with COT if you don't mind getting your hands dirty. All of the code is there, you just have to search through it and you can find a lot of functions that are useable by the developer.

    I must admit though that there are a few things that I'd like to be able to do but haven't yet found the way, things that were easy on ISD.

    I have though converted all of my old ISD apps using COT and there's very little that I haven't managed to include in the COT apps, and a lot that I couldn't include in my ISD apps but have in the COT apps!
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