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Nine Reasons to Believe ASP.NET is Future Ready

ASP.NET was released in January 2002 with version 1.0. Since then, tech giant Microsoft’s brainchild has never looked back. As per the recent report on web app framework usage, ASP.NET is more popular than its peers like Ruby on Rails and J2EE.

One of the major reasons for its increasing popularity amid growing competition is the innovative approach adapted by Microsoft. It is anticipated that the Redmond giant will come up with a completely redesigned version of ASP.NET in 2016 and make ASP.NET 5 more popular than other web development platforms in future.


Here are nine reasons making ASP.NET a future ready framework for web developers to develop dynamic web pages:

  1. Open-source: Microsoft has announced that it is going to make this platform open-source so that both web development companies and freelance web developers can readily use the latest version for free. Small companies and start-ups can also benefit from this move as they can get enhanced features without increasing project cost. The open-source approach will also enable Microsoft to build a huge developer community that can contribute to improving performance and including new features in this framework.

  2. Cross-platform: Apart from Windows, ASP.NET 5 will also support Linux and Mac OS X, which means that the programmers can make cross-platform web applications running on all three platforms. This feature will enable developers to address a requirement of creating customized, cross-platform enterprise apps with all the desired features.

  3. Flexible runtime: The users of ASP.NET 5 will have the option to select from three different runtimes. Programmers can simultaneously run the applications on both .NET Framework and .NET Core along with Mono. This feature enables developers to avail all the APIs and features with side-by-side versioning.

  4. Cloud-ready: This is also a futuristic feature as such configuration enables developers to deploy and publish web apps directly in the Cloud. It saves both time and energy of the web developers that they can utilize in making applications more interesting and interactive in nature. It also helps developers to avoid dealing with complex configurations for publishing their web apps.

  5. Unified model: ASP.NET 5 has a unified programming model named MVC 6. It will have a combination of ASP.NET Web Pages, Web API, and MVC. It enables the developers to use three distinctly innovative technologies readily without making different code base for three programming models.

  6. Hosting flexibility: ASP.NET 5 offers flexibility in hosting web applications. Apart from deploying the web apps on Microsoft IIS, the programmers can self-host their applications. Flexible hosting also facilitates developers to migrate the web apps from one host to another without spending extra time.

  7. Extensive support: ASP.NET 5 supports some of the most-commonly used frameworks including GruntJS and NPM. The developers can readily build front-end resources using these frameworks through extensive support. Also, ASP.NET 5 supports Bower that allows the developers to use a plethora of client-side resources distributed in AngularJS, jQuery, and Twitter Bootstrap.

  8. Rapid app development: The latest version of ASP.NET has new features to facilitate faster development of web applications. Developers can readily make enterprise-grade web apps through enhanced functionality of the framework. The new http pipeline enables developers to boost http performance.

  9. Security: Enhanced security features in the latest version will enhance the safety of enterprise apps from hacking and other cyber crimes. As the incidents of a security breach are steadily increasing, Microsoft’s priority for web application security offers one more reason to prefer ASP.NET over other platforms.

All these and many other reasons indicate that ASP.NET is ready for the future and will retain its top position among various web application development platforms for years to come.

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