View Full Version : ASP worth the work?
03-25-2004, 01:42 PM
Just wondering if you think it is worth it to learn ASP. Im am a linux man myself, but many clients are beginning to ask for ASP spacifically. I dont see why anyone would want there server to be linux based, but many other developers say that it is easier to use for e-commerce. Any thoughts?
03-25-2004, 04:47 PM
I'll assume you meant to say you "don't see why anyone wouldn't want there server to be linux based" :)
I've used both PHP and ASP(vbscript) extensively. Though I have used mostly ASP on ecommerce projects, that was a decision I had no input on and had to do with some back-end issues unrelated to e-commerce in general.
Assuming that's the comparison you're making (you don't mention any linux-based alternative to ASP), the true believers on both sides will give you a loud argument for whatever they prefer. Purely on an ease of development basis, I don't really have much of a preference.
For E-commerce specifically... I don't see why it would be easier. CC Processor support?
03-26-2004, 12:31 AM
yes I was comparing to PHP. I just always seem to hear that anyone doing e-commerce is using ASP. Kinda wanted to find out why
03-26-2004, 08:52 AM
ASP isn't hard to master, so I would say why not delve into it, and broaden your own scope? Won't do you any harm to get to grips with more than one system.
There are some decent tutorials around, and a book like O'Reilley ASP in a Nutshell keeps you on the right track most of the time.
04-05-2004, 06:16 PM
If you are going to jump into asp, I recommend jumping into .NET. I am an ASP guy and I have bee slowly moving over to .NET. If you are going spend your time learning a new language, just go straight into .NET. The structure of .NET allows for quick development time.
I am currently in the delima of moving some of my older asp apps to .NET, we have seen huge improvements in response time with the enhanced code.