We’ve just wrapped up our Servoy vs. .NET Real World Comparison project. I wish I could say the results were surprising, but they weren’t.
We first got the idea for this project back in April 2008. We’re always getting asked by potential customers and existing customers how Servoy compares to .NET in terms of getting a solution written and deployed (and the ease of maintenance on both).
We have heard from our customers that Servoy is between 5 and 10 times faster than .NET in terms of development speed – with only 1/3 or less lines of code. But, we didn’t have anything we could really quantify – so we decided to create a project from scratch and do our own test.
We wrote a specification for a bug tracking system – code named Bugger (sorry in advance to our UK friends for the rude reference!). By creating a functional specification with UI guidelines – we set out to see what would happen if two sets of teams wrote a solution in their tool of choice: one team in Servoy and one team in .NET.
You can get the whole scoop – and download the actual solutions and source code for both projects by heading on over to http://www.servoy.com/dotnet.