What is ASP.NET? What are its pros and cons?

Technology / November, 16 2021


ASP.NET is an open-source, back-end (server-side) web application framework. It is designed for web development to create dynamic web pages. ASP.NET was developed by Microsoft to build effective applications, websites, and services.

ASP.NET applications are built utilizing the reusable and extensible components or elements that are present in the .Net framework. Such codes use the complete hierarchy of groups in the .Net framework. 

The ASP.NET framework is used to design interactive, data-driven web applications over the internet. It comprises a huge number of controls such as buttons, text boxes, and labels for assembling, configuring, and handling code to create HTML pages. 

First, let’s discuss some of the features of ASP.NET. Let’s go through these characteristics.

Features of ASP.NET

  • ASP.NET allows developers to include the packages that are of their need and requirement to build an application. This eventually progresses the performance and scalability.
  • Applications take are built via ASP.NET can run on multiple platforms such as Linux, Windows, and Mac.
  • ASP.NET allows developers to build a class library that can be used with other .NET frameworks such as .NET framework Mono or 4.x. Therefore, a single code base can be shared across distinctive frameworks.

After reading the characteristics of ASP.NET. Now without any further ado, let’s move on to its pros and cons!

Advantages of ASP.NET

Under are the highlighted points of the advantages of ASP.NET. 

  • ASP.NET minimizes coding time. It is suitable, especially when developing big applications.
  • It follows MVC architecture, which allows for separate input, output,  and process of the application.
  • The ASP.NET framework comes with an incredibly rich toolbox via its Visual Studio integrated development environment. 
  • ASP.NET helps developers to design applications very swiftly with features such as drag and drop server controls, WYSIWYG editing, and automatic deployment.
  • It delivers enhanced scalability and performance.
  • ASP.NET also comes up with specialties like just-in-time compilation, early binding, caching services, and native optimization. 
  • The ASP.NET framework language allows for effortless cross-platform migration, configuration, and deployment services.
  • ASP.NET can help you design secure applications through its built-in Windows authentication and per-application configuration features.

Disadvantages of ASP.NET

Here are the disadvantages of the ASP.NET framework.

  • The documentation of the framework is not as good as you want it to be.
  • When you start building MVC applications, you could face issues.
  • The ASP.NET framework is costly. It includes costs like Visual Studio License, SQL Server License, Windows Server License, and many others. The makes the hosting providers pay an additional cost for their services.
  • The configuration settings in an  ASP.NET application are difficult to understand. Also, they are stored in IIS Metabase. For this, developers need conveniences such as Internet Service Manager to access the Metabase, as it is saved in the proprietary format on the server machine.

Final Thoughts

I hope that you have got the knowledge about the ASP.NET framework including its pros and cons. Thanks for reading out the blog!

Vidhema Technologies is a leading web and mobile application development company. Here, we provide  ASP.NET development services. We always believe in working our best and giving results. We are here 24*7 for our users and clients delivering the project on time with a robust design. 

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About Author

Mr.Vivek Chaturvedi

Vivek Chaturvedi is the co-founder and CTO at Vidhema Technologies. He is responsible for the overall technical operations of the company and has played a major role in bringing Vidhema up from its humble beginnings and, with his immense energy and drive, transforming it into a globally trusted name in IT solutions.

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