10-02-2007, 08:22 AM
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The MDS Studio is a quick and easy way to develop an application that interfaces/interacts with a web service. The MDS Studio requires very little programming knowledge because you can drag and drop the data/fields that you want to use and place them on the screen.
The JDE provides more customization of the application. The JDE requires Java programming knowledge and can allow more control over the display/fields if you need to do so, or use of different data connections.
There's also a 3rd option now using a plug-in for the MS Visual Studio. I'm not very familiar with this option and what you can do.
Which one you choose depends on what you are trying to do. If you have a web service and all you want to do is display/enter data, then the MDS Studio would be the easiest way to go. If you're building a game, then the JDE will be required. The plug-in would probably be for something in between.