Key Advantages of ASP.NET Development

indexASP.NET development is crucial niche for many developers of dynamic web apps and mobile apps. Custom ASP.NET development companies are sought after for their niche expertise in developing web and business apps addressing business specific requirements. It is a .Net framework technology for creating vibrant and dynamic web applications that exert the power of the World Wide Web. ASP.NET is a model that includes all the services necessary to build web applications with minimal coding. It allows using any language that is compatible with the CLR (Common Language Runtime).

ASP.NET was created in a direct response to the problems being faced by the developers in classic ASP. ASP.NET has provided a simplified approach towards development and deployment of applications, settings and data. The developer can build highly interactive and robust web applications more efficiently. ASP.NET is basically designed to allow the developer to focus on writing the code only.

imagesOverview of ASP.NET

Here is a quick overview of ASP.NET.

  • It provides services to create, deploy and execute the web services and web applications
  • It provides caching and improves the responsiveness of a website
  • It is a server-side technology
  • There are built-in web forms that are used to generate interactive user interfaces

ASP.NET development is taking a core place in the IT world because it offers a number of advantages.

ASP.NET offers three frameworks for creating different web applications.

 All the above three frameworks are stable and the developer can create great web applications with them. Each of the above frameworks targets its own unique audience and choosing the right framework for development depends on a number of factors like the web development experience, the best fit for the application that is going to be created, etc. All three frameworks share the core functionality of ASP.NET.

ASP.NET allows building several different solutions.

  • Web applications
  • Business websites/ Enterprise websites
  • Content management systems
  • Customer relationship management
  • Social networking websites

Advantages of ASP.NET

Here are some of the major advantages of ASP.NET that have made ASP.NET so popular among developers.

  • It allows the developer to write less lines of code for large applications
  • It supports windows authentication and keeps the web application secured
  • Built-in configuration data is available that allows an easy deployment
  • The framework is language-independent and allows for cross-platform applications
  • Just-in-time compilation and native optimization provide better performance
  • Everything is managed and monitored by the CLR (Common Language Runtime)
  • It easily works with ADO.NET
  • The code is completely separated from the layout
  • The .NET framework provides various class libraries that can be used while creating a web application
  • State management is provided by ASP.NET. The state information can be stored in the DB or it can be shared across different web forms
  • Per-application configuration is available for each application
  • It can be configured to handle any type of file

Let’s discuss some of the advantages in detail.

Event Handling and State Management in ASP.NET

The life cycle is the major difference between the Windows and the web application. A window application can be opened and closed easily and the application is able to save all the data, but this does not happens in a web application. A web application requires different controls and objects to be created and then destroyed as well, along with managing their state.

ASP.NET pages go through a life cycle and different events are available for each major stage of the life cycle. ASP.NET destroys all the objects created in a page as soon as the page is rendered. The objects created on one page are not available on the second page, thus, loss of all the data.

ASP.NET provides different ways to persist the data between various page requests.

  • View State
  • Hidden Fields
  • Session State
  • Cookies

Globalization and Accessibility

There are many websites that are created for a particular place and in a particular language. The developers sometimes ignore the large audience. ASP.NET allows you to reach each audience by altering the site’s text into localized text. This is done by using different resource files. The developer can create different resource files for each language.

ASP.NET determines the requested language from the user request and processes the appropriate resources in response to the requested language. ASP.Net provides a number of accessibility and globalization features.

Debugging and Deployment

Removing bugs and resolving issues in an application is a major part of any web application development process. There are several tools available for this purpose. The tools allow setting the breakpoints and debugging the code.

The deployment of an application involves changing the location of the application from the staged area to the live server.

The ASP.NET provides various features to debug the application using breakpoints, watch windows, error information and code step-through.

Authorization and Authentication

Authentication is a process where a user needs to authenticate to gain access to some private information. The developers should securely authenticate the user. ASP.NET includes various components and classes to manage the security of a web application.

ASP.NET membership features can also be used in order to manage different users in a web application. A user profile can be created on a per-user basis and it may include color preferences and any other information that needs to be kept to determine the user’s information.

The user profile can be set up for an ASP.NET website in the following ways.

  • Configure a user profile provider
  • Define the user profile
  • Identify the user
  • Set and save a user profile
  • Recognizing a returning user

 ASP.NET and Mobile Apps

Mobile devices will continue to grow as a great means to access the data. ASP.NET versions 2.0 to 3.5 included controls for mobile applications. The assembly is deprecated in ASP.NET 4 as the developers are advised to migrate to new approaches. The design of the mobile controls is focused around the mobile devices that come around 2005.

There are some of the challenges that need to be overcome by the mobile devices.

  • Screen size
  • Input methods
  • Bandwidth

The application needs to behave differently for each type of device assessing it.

The development of ASP.NET pages for mobile devices does not differ from developing pages for desktop browsers. ASP.NET provides a specialized library designated as System.Web.Mobile which is specifically devoted to the mobile web development only.

ASP.NET is being regularly updated by Microsoft in order to meet the upcoming advancements in technology.

ASP.NET is being regularly updated by Microsoft in order to meet the upcoming advancements in technology.

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