[thelist] FW: [aspng] RE: preferred programming language ????

Scott Dexter sgd at ti3.com
Mon Jul 17 23:54:17 CDT 2000

oooh you kids are gonna love this. ASP+ will support lotsa languages....

and a small correction on my tip last Friday, ASP+ will (eventually) run on
Win9x, NT, and win2k.

think safely

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott Guthrie [mailto:scottgu at microsoft.com]
> Note that ASP+ -- like ASP -- still defaults to "VB" as your 
> language unless
> you specify another one.  As Steve mentioned below, though, 
> the debate is
> somewhat moot.  ASP+ now allows you to use any language you 
> want to program
> pages/services/components.  
> We will have three languages supported out of the box -- VB, 
> C# and JScript.
> We will also have approximately 19 other languages ready in 
> the next month
> or two that will be supported by other companies.  These 
> languages include:
> Cobol, Perl, Python, Eiffel, SmallTalk, Lisp, Scheme, 
> Objective Camel, etc.
> From a development standpoint, it really makes sense to pick 
> a language that
> you feel most comfortable with -- and then really become a master at
> programming with it.  The great thing is that we now have a common
> runtime/debugging environment that lets you consume any .NET 
> Framework API
> from it (EventLogs, Perf Counters, Data Access, etc).  So the 
> language you
> choose is really a "lifestyle" choice -- whatever you feel 
> most comfortable
> and productive with.

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