Last post Jun 18, 2008 11:23 PM by augustwind
Jun 18, 2008 05:56 PM|wyzwise|LINK
I am new to classic asp, what is the best ASP IDE in the market(like VS is the best one for asp.net)? Also, is there any good asp forum?
Jun 18, 2008 06:02 PM|augustwind|LINK
Either AsP Express or notepad is the best Classic ASP editor
I would, however, recommend, that instead of learning Classic ASP, start learning ASP.Net -- you can do so much more with it!
It's like learning to drive a beat up old car, instead of learning to drive a Ferrari
Jun 18, 2008 06:16 PM|wyzwise|LINK
Thanks for your reply.
Indeed, I have several years expenrience with ASP.NET. My company purchased a Classic ASP software, so I need to lean Classic ASP then I will be able to modify existing application.
Also, I am wondering if I should upgarde ASP to ASP.NET. I did some research for a while, Some people say it's evil, this will bring lots of unexpects errors for the upgraded app.
I am still deciding what should I do.
Jun 18, 2008 06:25 PM|augustwind|LINK
Well, if it's an extensive application, then the old saying is, "if it isn't broken, don't fix it". Plus, if you just bought the software, I'd see how it goes first, and not make any rash decisions just because it's old technology.
The upgrade engine, indeed has a lot to be desired. In most cases, it would probably be better to upgrade manually, little by little, if time affords it.
Jun 18, 2008 06:40 PM|wyzwise|LINK
Yes, it's really a large application. So, I dont think it's wise to upgrade because it's really a time comsumption job. Another question, is it possible to add some .Net application to the existing Classic ASP app, what I am saying here is under same domain
when user navigates this the domain, in a page the main page is ASP but have some other ASP.NET applications.
e.g. I add a asp.net chatting softare to ebay.com. Is it doable?
If so, I can extend the software just simplely implement some new stuff.
Jun 18, 2008 11:23 PM|augustwind|LINK
Any time you install ASP.Net to a server, you can still run Classic ASP, so in reverse, if you have a server running Classic ASP, just install asp.net and voila - you can add new functionality with ASP.Net, using links back and forth - no problem.
I have multiple websites which have a mixture of both.
Also - I believe Learnasp.com still has some good lessons on how to do things in Clasic ASP