ASP.Net Rant

By Deane Barker on March 29, 2009

Ready to Quit ASP.NET: Nice little rant on ASP.Net. The author believes the same thing I’ve articulated in the past — ASP.Net tries too hard to re-invent the Web,

Originally, it was designed to allow Visual Basic programmers to transition to writing web apps without having to learn much about web programming. Yet for all its power and cleverness, is just plain fails. It failed in 2001 and fails even harder now.

The idea that you can shield web developers from having to get into the nitty-gritty and learn HTML is just cuckoo.



  1. That was a nice rant. I’ve given that exact same rant several times over the past couple of weeks. With all the talk about ASP.NET MVC I’ve had several people at work engage me in conversation about my opinion about it. While I haven’t done much with MVC, it definitely reminds me of my time doing J2EE and is a lot more like what Brian and I have tried to do with MyHomePoint to some degree.

  2. So what’s your suggestion for a vested corporate .net shop? Internally, we have middleware, windows services, and windows forms being developed very efficiently in .Net. Is there something other than ASP.NET that makes sense to do on our external web sites?

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