Why ASP.NET 2.0 ?

ASP.NET 2.0 is Microsoft’s latest technology set for building dynamic, interactive web content. Compared to its previous versions, ASP.NET 2.0 includes many new features aimed at increasing the web developer’s productivity in building web applications.

ASP.NET is not the only server-side technology around for creating professional web sites. Among its most popular competitors are PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor), JSP (JavaServer Pages), ColdFusion, and even the outdated ASP 3.0 and CGI (Common Gateway Interface). Among these technologies are many differences, but also some fundamental similarities. For example, pages written with any of these technologies are composed of basic HTML, which draws the static part of the page (the template), and code that generates the dynamic part.

However, PHP for example is just a script language and regarding to functionality it can’t compete with ASP.NET.

ASP.NET 2.0 serves you with high productivity, professionality and a powerful IDE. Honestly, I wouldn’t want to miss all those comforts anymore..


#1 Damir Bettrok on 03.17.06 at 1:12 pm

In fact I agree but it’s also a question of money. If you run a .NET System on Windows it will be for sure more expensive than running for example PHP on Linux. You can get a Linux Server with a PHP CMS in almost every corner of the Internet, things are totally different with .NET.

Though, I agree that it’s worth the money and effort if you’re targeting the professional way of coding.

Nice read.

#2 Paul Weisenfels on 03.17.06 at 8:01 am

I switched to ASP.NET about two years ago. I was doing mainly php before that. I still use some PHP CMSes today but I wouldn’t want to go back either. For custom coding jobs ASP.NET it’s very productive, I love it 🙂

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