Last post Mar 25, 2013 02:22 PM by tmorton
Mar 24, 2013 06:47 AM|ShelLuser|LINK
So after 1.5 - 2 months into ASP.NET and having made the whole thing official by investing in VS2012 Professional (which is quite heavy for my small firm mind you) I've become completely convinced that moving fully away from Java EE and (partly) LAMP (my
company obviously still provides LAMP webhosting options, but I no longer favour it myself) has been one of the best moves I made so far.
Heck, I'm currently even in this for the sheer fun of it all (currently in the process of rebuilding our (small) IntraNet and getting completely rid of PHP in the process). Which adds 0 value to anything, but its fun.
Anyway... Credit where credit's due; it all started right here. Actually; it really began with me looking into SharePoint, which can be frickin' expensive (though free versions such as Foundation also exist). But the whole concept of SharePoint, esp. the
part of being able to build web components which could then be easily assembled into bigger webstructures, quickly caught my attention.
And then, partly because of price but also licensing aspects, I started looking into the underlying foundation of SharePoint: ASP.NET. And that's where you guys came into the picture...
I wanted to get an idea how this worked and I quickly realized that for what I was trying to accomplish I didn't need SharePoint perse. ASP.NET also provides you with options to program components which can then be used on web structures (though maybe not
in a drag & drop manner, but that was hardly a feature I was going for).
And all of that thanks to the information provided right here. I'm especially excited about the video tutorials and really enjoyed the material by Pluralsight. But also don't cut the other tutorials short.
All in all most of what I know now is basically thanks to the information I gained through ASP.NET as well as the priceless approach of trial and error.
For me the most important thing about a programming environment is knowing how I can find the information I need. Its also why I consider the Object Browser within Visual Studio to be a priceless feature which I think many underestimate. The ASP.NET website
is no different; I really think its an awesome place which really makes ASP much more accessible, for both Enterprise
as well as hobby based usage. Simply because it can both provide a common information resource, a helping tutorial as well as a nice community.
Having just learned that most of what you guys do here is based on a voluntary basis I just couldn't help a small rant. I think you're doing an awesome job here, and I intend to stick around for a long time.
Please keep it up you guys!
Mar 25, 2013 02:22 PM|tmorton|LINK
Thanks for the feedback!