ASP.NET Developer

What is ASP.NET? And when do we need to turn to the services of an ASP.NET developer? Reading this text, you will find the answers to these questions.

ASP.NET represents itself a is an open-source server-side framework, It as developed Microsoft and the main aim of this framework is to allow the developers to conveniently build dynamic websites, applications and services. Apart from traditional websites, ASP.NET can be used also to deliver advanced cloud and SaaS solutions.

A very important peculiarity about this framework is that it is cross-platform which means that it can run on Windows, macOS, Linux and Docker.

ASP.NET can be viewed as an extension of the .NET platform. It offers its own tools and libraries that are especially useful for developing web applications.

When a developer uses the ASP.NET, the backend code is written in C# or VB. User controls can be written in C++ or Java.

An ASP.NET developer may use one of the available IDEs, for example:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio;
  • Visual Studio Code;
  • SharpDevelop;
  • Ride.

Versions of ASP.NET

As ASP.NET is closely related to the .NET platform, the histories of their versions are closely tied.

The ASP.NET 1.0 version was released on January 16, 2002.

Then there were the following versions (as well as the first one they are not supported anymore):

  • ASP.NET 1.1
  • ASP.NET 2.0
  • ASP.NET 3.0
  • ASP.NET 3.5
  • ASP.NET 3.5 Service Pack 1
  • ASP.NET 4.0
  • ASP.NET 4.5
  • ASP.NET 4.5.1

The fresher versions are still maintained and used by developers:

  • ASP.NET 4.5.2
  • ASP.NET 4.6
  • ASP.NET 4.6.1
  • ASP.NET 4.6.2
  • ASP.NET 4.7
  • ASP.NET 4.7.1
  • ASP.NET 4.8 (At the moment, it is the latest version that was released on April 18. 2019).

Benefits of ASP.NET

Why do ASP.NET developers like this framework? It obviously has a range of advantages, some of which you can find in the list below.

  • It helps to reduce coding time.
  • It provides easy solutions.
  • The applications developed with it are fully secure.
  • It ensures easy cross-platform migration, configuration and deployment services.
  • It is supported by reliable documentation and by a lot of learning resources.
  • It offers a lot of libraries (but do not forget that unlike PHP or Java, practically all ASP.NET libraries are created by one developer - Microsoft).
  • With this framework, the ASP.NET developers have access to continuous monitoring.

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Disadvantages of ASP.NET

There are some pitfalls that you should be aware of:

  • Portability can become an issue.
  • Not many CMSs are supported.
  • Deployment may take time.

However, even though this framework has its disadvantages, the list of advantages is much more impressive which explains the ASP.NET popularity among developers.

ASP.NET developer: functions and requirements

When it comes to the description of the job of an ASP.NET developer, you can see that the range of the tasks of such a specialist is very close to those of any other developer.

Coding, testing, implementation, bug fixing, app management and support of any type of software that can be built with this framework - these and many other responsibilities a typical ASP.NET developer has.

To occupy such a position, a person should be familiarized not only with ASP.NET itself but also with SQL Server and design/architectural patterns like MVC. The specialist should be good at the programming languages that are used in this framework (at least one of them).

Of course, the list of requirements that can be found in job ads is much longer. And we are proud to have in our team such ASP.NET developers who fully meet all the strictest requirements.

If you need high-quality ASP.NET software solutions just contact us and you will make sure that our team consists of real professionals.

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