Hi Ken, Thanx for a very usefull and interesting description of ASP.NET ken. You could have also said ASP.NET can do most of what php does without being platform independent and saved yourself a lot of trouble. NOTE: i am not referering to the .NET framework here (which i agree is a pretty good architecture ) but to the practicalities of using ASP.NET Ken Schaefer wrote: >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >From: "Tim Burgan" <burgan at iprimus.com.au> >Subject: [thelist] Competing with ASP.NET > > >: Can someone explain .NET, what it's used for, and why >: it's better than ASP? >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > >Hi Tim, > >I suspect that you're asking about the difference between Classic ASP, and >ASP.Net (or, at least, that's the part you're interested in). > >ASP.Net gives you a couple of advantages over Classic ASP: >a) a wide choice of languages (C#, VB.Net etc) >b) the use of "real" OO languages, rather than scripting languages >c) an event driven programming environment >d) the ability to seperate code from presentational HTML (either through the >user of Code-Behind pages, or even in a single page model) >e) a huge base-class library (a set of classes provided by Microsoft, plus >you can add/download your own) for doing common tasks - for example >authentication, or data display >f) xcopy deployment (ie, no need to stop server to unregister/reregister >.dlls etc) >g) programmatic access to an entire page lifecycle > >You can get more information about ASP.Net in places like: >http://msdn.microsoft.com/asp.net/ >and >http://www.asp.net/ > >If you're serious about finding out more, and delving into ASP.Net a little, >pick up Steven Walther's "ASP.Net Unleashed" (2nd Edition), as that's >probably the best $50 you could spend in terms of getting an introduction to >ASP.Net > >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >: Is there an equivalent competitor to this technology that is not >: Microsoft that will run with Apache/PHP etc? >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > >Well, it may run on Apache, but it won't be PHP. Currently it seems the only >platform that competes across a wide range of features is Sun's Java >platform. > >Cheers >Ken > >Microsoft MVP - Windows Server (IIS) > > > -- Raditha Dissanayake. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ http://www.radinks.com/sftp/ | http://www.raditha/megaupload/ Lean and mean Secure FTP applet with | Mega Upload - PHP file uploader Graphical User Inteface. Just 150 KB | with progress bar.