ASP anyone?

Discussion in 'Programming' started by rgray80, May 3, 2012.

to remove all ads.
  1. rgray80

    rgray80 New Member

    Messages:
    17
    Just a curious question:

    Is ASP still used alot? When I first started dabbling into programming my first language was ASP and I thought it was great. Then I started to get familiar with PHP and it was so much more flexible that I dont even use ASP anymore. Is ASP a dying language? Are there still some popularity of using ASP? Alot of websites I goto are PHP based (along with others). Is there still any advantages of using ASP in this time
     
  2. Phreaddee

    Phreaddee Super Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    1,978
    I use ASP every day. it has its place.
     
  3. CaldwellYSR

    CaldwellYSR Member

    Messages:
    658
    I hated ASP at first simply because it's a child of MS but I actually kind of like it now. It's not as flexible as PHP but flexibility can many times lead to bad coding. Personally I like the strictly typed languages like ASP.
     
  4. timnoeat

    timnoeat New Member

    Messages:
    4
    I don't think ASP will be hot anymore as many of the ASP sites are now migrated to C#/ASP.Net. If you want to learn, you should just go for ASP.NET.
     
  5. goldenwaters

    goldenwaters Member

    Messages:
    114
    The website: www.w3schools.com use ASP. And there are many more like that. But PHP is more complex and popular. That is not to say ASP isn't popular.
     
  6. MarkR

    MarkR New Member

    Messages:
    105
    ASP is dying and a nightmare to maintain. Anything these days should really be developed in .NET or PHP if you want it to have a decent life cycle, maintaining and hosting asp alongside modern apps can be a right pain.
     
  7. nirvata

    nirvata New Member

    Messages:
    5
    ASP is a great language but Microsoft doesn't support ASP anymore.
    It is better to migrate to ASP.NET
     
  8. jumpingspider

    jumpingspider New Member

    Messages:
    252
    I believe it has it's own place and purpose!
     
  9. chrishirst

    chrishirst Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Messages:
    2,670
    ASP is not a language, but a framework that supports two languages vBScript and JScript.

    And ASP won't be going away for a long while yet. The only way MS could make it go away, would be to remove it completely from IIS and they dare not do that because of the amount of sites that still run on "legacy" ASP. Actually doing that would hit their sales of operating systems to hosting companies who cannot/will not upgrade without loosing customers.
     
  10. MarkR

    MarkR New Member

    Messages:
    105
    It'll end up like IE6, there will be a drive to phase it out because of it's inadequacies, and the fact that most websites built with it were of a time where website security was a virtually non existent.
     
  11. chrishirst

    chrishirst Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Messages:
    2,670
    I've been creating backend systems for ASP for over ten years and never found any "inadequacies" with it, and website security is down to the developers diligence NOT the system it is running on. That's a bit like saying PHP is "insecure" because WordPress or vBulletin are easily "hacked"

    I have never had one of my systems "hacked", one of my websites runs on a CMS that I wrote and there are many attacks aimed at it every day. Same with the Snitz Forum, I have run three discussion boards using it and there are far less "holes" in it than vBulletin has.
     
  12. leroy30

    leroy30 New Member

    Messages:
    485
    I really like ASP.net but then I am a .Net developer so I'm biased.

    The real good thing I find with Asp.net is it leverages the .Net framework which is also used by other platforms. What this means is I can program desktop windows programs, windows phone programs, websites, windows games and xbox games all in my favourite VB.net or C#.net language. Of course many of the classes and methods differ between the platforms but the underlying framework is the same and the transition is simple.

    Although PHP might be the same I don't know. My experience with PHP is pretty limited.
     
  13. anickers

    anickers New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Thanks for this article help, I've been looking for this? Now finally found. Thank you.
     
  14. wfusenamee

    wfusenamee New Member

    Messages:
    2
    It'll end up like IE6, there will be a drive to phase it out because of it's inadequacies, and the fact that most websites built with it were of a time where website security was a virtually non existent.


    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fifa 14 Coins
     

Share This Page