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Why ASP.NET?

It was in 1996 when Microsoft first unveiled its classic Active Server Pages known as classic ASP. This construe script contained unstructured code that wasn’t easy to write. Debugging and maintenance were also quite difficult tasks to perform. A classic ASP app used to become more complex when some applications had an enhanced size. It occurred because of distasteful mixing of code, formatting and content. The maintenance and development costs were very high because of spaghetti code.

Now things have changed quite dramatically after the revelation of ASP.NET. This new web development platform from Microsoft offers services and structure require to create different web applications of almost all sizes. The productivity can greatly increase with the division of the presentation and application coding. With compiled code, performance can be increased manifold. Reliability can also be boosted with the .Net Framework library routine programming language. It also consumes less time and proves very cost effective because of less development cost.  ASP .NET has made things a lot easier and now multi-disciplined, highly trained programmers are not required for every project. Another nice thing is a simple and easy to use model which has significantly replaced maintaining and debugging ASP nightmare. The things, which were quite complex and expensive in the past, now can be done with lot of ease.

Server controls and web forms coding with robust languages like C# and Visual Basic .NET. It carries nice coding practices into effect and demolishes the utilization of unstructured code.  With ASP.NET programmers can create attractive and consistent websites for the users and these websites can be easily modified for better search engine rankings.

An Event-driven, Object-oriented platform:

ASP.NET has proved an event-driven, object-oriented web development platform. With loads of improvements and enhancements, developing highly effective, dynamic websites was never as easy as it has become now. For these benefits, most programmers and developers reckon it a really gripping and undeniable platform. Developers can develop scalable and effective website with least required coding. With controls and web forms, developers are provided with RAD platform for developing different kinds of web applications. .Net Visual Basic Programmers find moving to ASP.NET quite easier, as they find the same VB programming model and environment. Data display, user input validation and files uploading are all very easy to do. The pages created using ASP.NET can nicely work in all browsers that include Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Netscape and IE.

With popular drag and drop techniques, developers are able to visually create ASP.NET forms while enjoying code support like color-coding and statement completion. Visual Studio .NET also offers great support simple operation and debugging of web applications based on this language.

Some Renowned Features:

  • Simple HTML style development with least coding from Server Controls
  • Support for different programming languages
  • Allows programmers to force C# or Visual Basic.Net skills for web coding.
  • Reduced maintenance and fixes with event-driven and object-oriented models
  • Improved Performance and scalability of web applications
  • No writing mess in hidden fields
  • Considerable decrease in the number of codes require to develop greater applications
  • Automatic detection and recovery of memory leaks and deadlocks
  • Easy deployment as registration of any component is not required. Deployment can be done just by copying the web pages to the server.

Because of ASP.Net scalability, many large companies are using ASP.Net these days that include Costco, Dell, Lego, MySpace, Newegg, Monster, HSN, NHS and even London Stock Exchange.

Nupack: Microsoft Offers Early Version of Open Source Package Manager for .Net

Microsoft has just released an open source package manager [Nupack] for the .Net program. Microsoft corporate VP for developer division Scott Guthrie says in a blog post that with the release of this new open source package manager; search, installation and use of .Net libraries in some project would become a lot easier. .Net project types that include MVC and Webforms of ASP.Net have been used in the development of the Nupack.

However, it has not been revealed whether Nupack is an open source package or not, as open source software is something that Microsoft is not known for.  But now in this Nupack case, it seems that it is an open source package indeed.

According to software giant’s open source approach, the developers are encouraged to develop open source programs work under its Windows OS by making the most of its different toolsets and proprietary languages. In this way, they lock in the users and developers to purchase their highly priced software.

The Vole is working with the very aim of making the Nupack the simplest and easiest to incorporate Open source libraries that exist within the projects of .Net. Guthrie has promised that Nupack will support all the coming version of Visual Studio.

Guthrie says that NuPack tools for clients will include complete integration for Visual Studio that will make it insignificant for those developers who use .Net libraries for easy installation and finding of them in the project they work on.

“Today’s releases further evolve and enhance the Microsoft Web Stack.” “All of the capabilities work with .Net 4 and 2010 and do not modify any existing files that ship with it — they are all additive and safe to install on your machine,” Guthrie adds.

 

 

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