ASP Migration Advantage

Why Migrate ASP Applications

Companies whether big or small always have their doubts when it comes to migrating from their existing system, the saying goes “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, but the bigger issue is the competition, the expectations of the end-user, the user experience really don’t care the saying when using your services and products. Even if companies are going to match their competition in terms of functionalities and features, just by upgrading their ASP web application. There are a couple of caveats there, the performance won’t be the same as ASP.NET, the cross-platform support won’t be won’t be the same as ASP.NET, and more. 

Migrating your ASP web applications to ASP.NET is like going from black and white television directly to a 4K LED one. ASP is a script programming language, whereas ASP.NET is a whole new way of doing web development. .NET applications designed with ASP are still functional, but moving to ASP.NET has numerous advantages.

ASP Application Migration Inevitable for Business Growth

Listed below are a few, but not limited to:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio IDE enables better design and configuration
  • Support of a modern framework, MVC, Entity framework, and Web APIs
  • Multiple .NET compatible development languages
  • A whole array of available server-side controls
  • During the .NET migration process old code can run side-by-side with the new code
  • Easy to configure and deploy
  • Event-driven programming
  • Easier debugging and tracing
  • Better performance with compiled code

Let see some of the advantages of migrating to ASP.NET in considerable detail.

Better Performance

The first everyone from the business to the end-users will be noticing is the increased performance. Other than the performance, the codes are better optimized for future updates and future upgrades. This translates as new features not affecting the performance of the product or solution. All of this happens even without having to change the code. ASP.NET compiler is multiple times faster than the ASP compiler, so the groundwork for the faster performance is built into the framework itself.  

Cross-platform Support

ASP.NET core is a multi-platform compatible framework, a modern framework has to support multiple platforms. This while eliminates different coding activities, brings consistency to the products and services across multiple platforms. For example, a web application can be coded in C#, this same code can be used in Xamari, a hybrid mobile application platform. This means that a business successfully integrated its products and services into a smartphone platform as well.     

Do More with Less

ASP.NET Core is a framework where more functions and functionalities can be performed by coding lesser than its predecessor. This translates to reduced development times, deployment, and testing times. This also lessens the cost of upgrading as well, new features can be added easily as well.

Ease of Maintenance

With fewer codes, maintenance becomes easy, while the fewer codes might look complex for a newer developer. An experienced developer can shorten the code even more for example by reducing statements. So with the ASP.NET Core framework, it is easy to build, test, maintain, and upgrade web-based applications.

In conclusion, migrating applications from ASP to ASP.NET and adapting them to fit your evolving business needs, requires extensive redesign and development. However, it has the potential to improve usability, performance and functionality.

Classic ASP to ASP.NET Migration Case Study

An industry leader in the Promotional Products business, faced challenges in their live websites built in Classic ASP and VBScript. This impacted their business in work distribution, web analytics and user information security. Macrosoft migrated their old system to ASP.NET to help them realize their business goals.

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