Because we have the original code used to create and package services in the desktop application, the level of risk in migrating to a web based system is greatly reduced. The fundamental focus of our development plan is to extract this service packaging code from our desktop application and deploy it as a server-side component in one of our application servers. The role of the web UI then becomes one of document management and editing – a scenario for which a great many open source tools and components already exist. The project will be undertaken by existing members of staff this removes the time necessary to recruit new staff and bring them up to speed.
July 28, 2011