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Newfangled works with independent agencies to create lead development web platforms for their clients.

Deciding to Buy or Build Web Applications




Of course, this doesn't mean we always have to settle for an “it can't be done” mentality. By leveraging existing modules, tools and applications, we can often meet the goals of an ambitious project while still meeting its deadline and budget. This month, I'd like to examine some of the pros and cons of taking a buy or build approach within your web development project.







Comments

jklondon | January 6, 2009 10:07 AM
an age old debate what you fail to mention is a 3rd way - using modular platforms such as coghead which provide benefits of both flexibility and robustness. See this approach going enterprise over the next few years.
Christopher Butler | January 6, 2009 10:37 AM
jklondon,

Thanks for your comment. I'm not sure that this is really a third way. I'd probably say that using Coghead apps would fit within the "buy" category. In fact, their Coglets are pretty much exactly like the Wufoo concept- the form gets hosted on Coghead's server and can be published on your website, but the form data is not integrated with it. Their tools look pretty useful, especially for webmasters with a limited development knowledge.

Chris

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