In the world of web and application development, there are many frameworks and languages that developers can choose from. Each framework has features and benefits that make them different. The framework I will be discussing in this blog post is ASP.NET.
What is ASP.NET?
ASP.NET is an open source, server-side web application framework created by Microsoft that runs on Windows and was started in the early 2000s. ASP.NET allows developers to develop web apps, services, and dynamic websites.
Why Should I Use It?
There are plenty of good reasons to use ASP.NET when developing a website or an application. High speed, low cost, and vast language support are among the most significant benefits. ASP.NET also allows a developer to choose from many different development environments, also its popularity gives a developer tons of online resources when learning new things, or troubleshooting bugs.
Websites and applications built with ASP.NET can be faster than a website build with PHP for example. ASP.NET applications are compiled, which means the code is translated into object code, which is then executed.
This is faster than code that is translated. Translated code is code that is not directly executed by the machine, but is read first then executed. Compiled code is faster than translated code, and can do anything translated code can do.
Cost is an important factor when developing a website. One of the main benefits of ASP.NET is that it is a very cost effective solution in terms of development. When setting up a site in PHP for example, you often pay for your development environment, FTP client and maybe even your database server.
If you are using WordPress, then odds are you are paying for that as well. ASP.NET on the other hand, can be developed almost entirely for free. Your development environment, FTP client, and server costs can easily be avoided. Your only cost in ASP.NET could be hosting.
ASP.NET is written using Object Oriented Programming languages such as C++, C#, or VB.net. Some would argue these languages give a developer more control or freedom over their code. There is the concern of a learning curve for languages like VB.net or C++, but for a language like C#, it is rather easy to pick up, and if you are accustomed to PHP or even Java, then C# is rather easy to pick up.
With all these benefits of ASP.NET, it’s no wonder that it would be so popular. The great thing about using a popular framework is that it’s developer community and support is well founded and easy to find. You can read tons of great guides, tips, and even meetups for asp.net across all corners of the internet with a quick google search. Also, products using asp.net are frequently updated to meet modern development standards, so you won’t fall behind in technology.
As a whole, ASP.NET is a great framework to use across the board when developing web sites, or web applications. It is reliable, fast, easy to use, and widely known. Asp.net gives you full control of your development and can easily be used on any project, big or small. If you aren’t already using asp.net, why not give it a shot?