By Imran Salahuddin | March 10th, 2015 |
I was sitting in a chamber of commerce meeting a few days ago when a small business owner said she was not going to make the switch over to ASP.NET because everyone else was using ASP.NET. Now while it makes sense to not want to follow what everyone else is doing, the majority of negativity comes from those who haven’t spent any time with ASP.NET.
So, let’s examine these excuses and add a dose of reality on why you shouldn’t listen to the rabble and give ASP.NET a try.
The average person wouldn’t see a headline encompassing “ASP.NET” and have an unconscious need to make an absurd comment. No, I’m talking about the geeks that act like technology, and/or the firm that makes it, as a religious conviction. I’m not joking—locate any and all sources or tutorials on XYZ platform, and odds are, you’ll find comments stating “X is horrible! Y Rocks!”
It’s a gloomy time when technology equals a religious mindset. Technology is a just instrument, and a true developer is going to use and implement multiple tools in to discover which one is right to get the job done.
Microsoft is a massive software corporation, and like all other corporations, they’re in business to make money. Duh, right? Unfortunately, this is probably the #1 reason for all the ASP.NET hate: it’s a Microsoft technology, and the “evil” taint still lingers over the giant in many people’s minds. I’ve always found this interesting because the other major technology companies, such as Google and Apple, are just as “evil” as Microsoft, but the zealots fans of those other companies typically turn a blind eye (or are in denial) to those “evils.”
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