ASP.Net is the latest Microsoft programming framework that allows for the rapid development of powerful web applications. Agility Computer Networks has chosen ASP.net as the de facto technology for developing web application because of the number of advantages it has over other technologies.
Advantages of ASP.net
ASP.Net has many advantages - both for the programmers and for the end users. Four of the advantages that will most impact the owners of a web application are listed below as examples:
Powerful database-driven functionality
Like ASP (Microsoft's language preceding ASP.Net), ASP.Net allows programmers to develop web applications that interface with a database. The advantage of ASP.Net is that it is object-oriented and has many programming tools that allow for faster development and more functionality.
Faster web applications
Two aspects of ASP.Net make it fast -- compiled code and caching. In the past, the code was interpreted into "machine language" when your website visitor viewed your page. Now, with ASP.Net the code is compiled into "machine language" before your visitor ever comes to your site.
Caching is the storage of information that will be reused in a memory location for faster access in the future. ASP.Net allows programmers to set up pages or areas of pages that are commonly reused to be cached for a set period of time to improve the performance of web applications. In addition, ASP.Net allows the caching of data from a database so your website isn't slowed down by frequent visits to a database when the data doesn't change very often.
ASP.Net was tested and found to be over 10 times faster for the average user than Java's J2EE technology. While there have been some debates about the methods of the testing it is interesting to note that this has been done by independent software evaluation companies.
Memory leak and crash protection
ASP.Net automatically recovers from memory leaks and errors to make sure that your website is always available to your visitors.
Multiple language support
Programmers can actually write their code in more than 25 .Net languages (including VB.Net, C#, and JScript.Net). This allows programmers to develop your web application in the language they know best and it means that you can more easily find programmers to support the work on your site.
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