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I see a lot of companies afriad to go full .Net since there is not many skilled .net developers yet. We should remember though that it has only really been out of beta for a little over a year.
I've been to 2 courses but am still not convinced by ASP.NET. It seems overly complex to develop & deploy. ASP is doing the job fine - I'm not developing 'rocket science' on our sites - I just can't bring myself to move to ASP.NET at the moment other than trying out something new.
That said, making the hard decision now could be looked back on in 18 months time as the right way to go.
Interested in everyone elses thoughts too.
maybe I should ask for a raiseYa! :)
In the past with VBScript it's been easy for the novice to scrap around and build websites with database functionality. You can't just fiddle around with .NET and learn quickly. Classes, books and lots of trial and error before you have a polished application.
These companies have been paying college grads to produce COM and ASP with SQL Backends. To make .NET tick, it takes some serious Architecture and planning. If you try to piecemeal your application, that's exactly what you will end up with, a bunch of one-offs that can't inter-operate. Plan and build it right and oh my, it's almost like magic the way some of it clicks. And since we all know it's about "the date", what are you going to expect?
Either way, looks like there's some mulla stepping up to the table.
ASP.NET using C# is the hot market right now.
If you can grasp OOP then you'll like .NET. Thousands of built-in classes, inheritance, and user controls make it very flexible. I don't know about it taking over the world, but it works for me, and I'm sticking with it for the time being.
[edited by: Xoc at 2:27 am (utc) on July 6, 2004]