.net, ASP.net, VB.Net?
My dad is thinking of rewriting his applications in ASP mode, and since it's written in VB, highly favors MS tools.
Mr. Faure, this strikes me as a question that would require a very long answer. Can you not research this question on your own, using existing books? If you can't grasp the information on the ASP website, would you be able to understand the response you're requesting from a "kind soul"? And if your dad is the one wanting to rewrite these applications, can he not do the research himself?
Well, to clarify some things, ASP.net can be written with VB.net, C#.net or any other .net language. Its simmilar to JSP in that it allows way more to be accomplished with embedded code. Its alot more powerfull than vbscript.
Thanks guys. I asked because it's all pretty confusing, not having developed web applications before...
Thansk Ged. I'm on my way...
As much as I cringe to suggest it, lay out $99 or whatever it is now for VB.NET or C# (eg, http://www.programmersparadise.com/Product.pasp?txtCatalog=Paradise&txtCategory=&txtProductID=M47+0237) and start banging around with the IDE. If you're new to the technologies, the IDE does an okay job as a crutch so that you can get something up quickly while you learn to program. Remember, pick which langauge you want to use first, then buy the correct version of the IDE. C# is good if you like Java or C++ and VB.NET is good if you like to get going with a minimum of previous coding experience. Either way, you'll get Web Forms, which makes making a GUI painfully easy (and bad habits painfully easy to develop).
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