In the digital age of 21st century, businesses – small or big – are laying great emphasis on adopting cutting-edge Information Technology in order to have a wider outreach. And, they want to race against time without compromising on the quality!
.NET or ASP.NET can be looked upon by businesses and developers alike as a complete package that suits their varied needs. Launched by Microsoft Corporation in 2002, it has proved to be a game-changer as far as web application development is concerned. It has survived the test of time due to its rich features, flexible coding environment, scalability, and numerous other distinct features.
Technically speaking, ASP.NET consists of two runtime environments – .NET core and .NET framework. The choice between the two is highly subjective, based on individual requirements.
In this blog, we’ll have a closer look on the merits of this popular platform and how your venture could benefit from it.
Flexibility in Coding
Flexibility in Coding –
The Dot Net architecture uses a multi-language coding environment, that enables developers with different backgrounds to work jointly. Apart from using the basic C# and Visual Basic language, it can work with C++, F#, just to name a few.
It boasts of a Common Language Specification (CLS) that integrates code and components from multiple languages, with simplicity. So, no extra work required on part of the developer!
While developing it, Microsoft has equipped .NET framework with robust security features that would enable developers to write secure codes. These include – authentication, role-based security, cryptography model, data access security, exception handling, and many more.
In programming world, there are two types of codes – managed and unmanaged. So, the codes that run under Common Language Runtime (CLR) library are called managed codes, and those that run outside CLR are unmanaged codes.
Dot NET comes with Primary Interop Assembly (PIA) that facilitates interoperation between managed and unmanaged codes i.e. users can readily switch between any product systems or codes without any restrictions. No migration between the two would be required. It ends up reducing migration costs!
Ever wondered if your website goes down for a minute, or say, even a second, what could the implications be? I don’t need to tell you further on this!
Scalability and performance are interconnected when we talk of a website. Websites should be fine-tuned to perform well when experiencing massive volumes of traffic.
So, ASP.NET has scored well on this point. It can handle server load exceptionally well and scale accordingly. This is due to the fact that it allows developers to write optimized codes in a hassle-free manner.
Open Source: New Opportunities
Microsoft has made available several parts of the .NET framework open-sourced. It is exclusively managed by the DotNetFoundation. Novel insights into programming can be gained with contribution of developers, on a community level.
Take for instance, ASP.NET SignalR is an open-sourced project undertaken by the foundation. It would enable developers to add real-time web functionality to your applications.
On a Concluding Note –
All in all, ASP.NET seems to be an all-rounder when it comes to developing high-end web applications with ease. Also, other crucial aspects of web designing are taken care of.