Microsoft’s ASP.NET is considered to be one of the most reliable software and application development technologies. It not only includes a robust security measurement feature, but also a management tool that can be used to develop, test, implement and organize the software. As a neutral language, it has a unique infrastructure that supports different programming languages. But as we have often seen with platforms and development services that flourish, misconceptions are bound to arise. ASP.Net has also been attacked by such myths, some of them more popular than the others. Below we mention 3 myths about ASP.NET that you need to break immediately!
Expensive and Unaffordable
One of the most common things you get to hear about ASP.NET is that it costs a bomb. It is always compared to other application development services and in that context, believed to be “expensive”. The problem with people who use the term expensive with ASP.NET is that they do not look at the overall cost of developing an application. The cost of developing an application is dependent on several factors, such as the cost of hosting, etc. and is not completely dependent on the cost of the application service being used.
ASP.NET is Complicated and Untrustworthy
It is natural for people to think that since ASP.Net comes from the Microsoft stable, it must be a closed source application and thus very complicated. But that’s just another myth that needs to be busted. ASP.NET is very much open source and is freely available for developers. Since it is an open source platform, you can also bust the other associated myth of it being untrustworthy. ASP.Net can be freely used to develop any application. Moreover since it is open source, it is also possible to create your own version. Additionally Microsoft also gives ample access to the source code by releasing the MVC, Web Forms and CodePlex.
ASP.NET is Not For Building Smaller Websites
In other words, the myth tries to indicate that if you have a big-budget plan to develop a website for a large business, you should use ASP.NET. The application development cannot be used for building smaller websites. Everything is problematic with this myth. Can Microsoft possibly benchmark the kind of websites that can be designed using the ASP.Net platform? Absolutely not! Microsoft simply focuses on offering business solutions. ASP.NET can be used to create all types of website, irrespective of its size. At the end of the day, everything depends on your business needs. The only thing a developer needs to remember is that to use ASP.NET a highly structured object oriented design is necessary. However, ASP.Net offers enough flexibility, so as to allow you to use the platform to your heart’s desire.
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