I’ve been working with a pure ASP for 3 years now. Is it hard to migrate to .NET (aspx) ? Anyone tried it?
Anyone’s experience would be interesting to know, and how long it took you to migrate.
They are two totally different beasts. ASP was a scripting language whereas .NET is more along the line of an OOP language.
It is not hard,
.NET is so powerful and while migrating possibly your line count of codes will be less. Migrating to Vb.net is can be easy if you don’t know C syntax.
Are you looking to migrate an already created site or simply just start creating new sites in .Net?
A large proportion of ASP will work in .Net though naturally it is not as efficient but it does allow people to continue to develop sites whilst learning.
If you are creating sites in VBScript then VB.Net will be the easiest to transfer to but persevering with C# is potentially preferable if you are looking for commercial applications as it is simply a more desired skill. Saying that, there are plenty of free tools that will convert one to the other and as long as the original code is well written they have a 99% success rate.
From my experience that not easy task. You can enable compatibility with ASP in visual studio, but I don’t think that will help if you need extend your code after and have access to asp objects from asp.net. I never tried ASP to ASP.NET Microsoft Migration Assistant, but I think its worth to try.