ASP .NET software-web development is a powerful & advance technology that provides customized solutions for developing web applications and helps the company, its employees and customers. ASP.Net is advanced version of ASP programming language and it's full form is Active Server Pages .NET. It is developed by Microsoft Technologies. In starting days of web development, before the release of Internet Information Services (IIS) in 1997 the most of the websites were static and all the content were uploaded and modified through manual process. Therefore, there was a requirement to create websites in dynamic platform where content could be uploaded and managed automatically without any manual process. Considering this need, Microsoft introduced ASP (Active Server Pages) in year 1996. ASP offered a next level of programming features with efficiency of ISAPI that were easy to understand & use. ASP executed on the server side and its output sent to the user's web browser. Further to this, web pages are generated dynamically by the server on the basis of actions taken by user.
However, due to further technological limitations ASP has unstructured code and it is difficult to debug and maintain the code. Further if application is bigger in size then, the ASP code becomes more complex and difficult to maintain. Therefore, a structured architecture and framework introduced named .NET Framework with advance features and functionality. It consists of various types of class libraries, multiple language support, and common execution platform.
There are various advantages of ASP .NET web software development. ASP .Net is not just a scripting language and allows the use of server side programming languages such as C#, VB.net, J# etc. and tools like Visual Studio in order to develop robust, stable and secure web applications. It is completely server-side technology and built in a common language runtime. Further, that can be used on any windows server for hosting any website or application build in .Net. It consists of minimal amount of code that is required to build applications of any size including large & enterprise level web applications. This is one of the most secured platforms as; it has in-built windows authentication configuration. It is full of advance tools and features integrated in visual studio development environment such as, WYSIWYG, drag-and-drop server controls and automatic deployment etc.
Since the source code and HTML are together, thus it is easy to create & maintain the web pages. Further to this source code is executed on server that makes it more flexible. When the page is requested first time, the source code is compiled by web server in this stage only and this compiled version of code is saved by server for next time when page is requested. This makes whole execution process much faster. There is almost no chance of stealing the code of page because, when code is executed on server side and not in the browser.
In this way the script written alongside the HTML is not sent back to the browser. Only pure HTML code is sent back to the browser not the ASP .NET code. It provides flexibility for choosing languages that is best suited to the application. It is easy to do deployment because, it is not required to register components as; the configuration information is available in-built. The information entered by user is validated without writing any code. It works well with ADO.NET for data binding & page formatting. The monitoring of performance of pages, components & applications is done by web server on continuous basis. Web applications & software built in ASP .NET are stable, run faster and can faces large volume of users without any crashes and performance issues.
In brief, ASP .NET is an advanced programming technology that is widely used for creating various types of web applications, websites such as dynamic content based websites, e-commerce web applications, ERP software, CRM software and many others. With new versions like ASP .NET 4, the outsourcing ASP .NET web software development has become one of the most preferred choice among IT & software technology community.