Why ASP Migration should happen ASAP

Why ASP Migration should happen ASAP

By Imran Salahuddin | April 6th, 2021 |

Now is The Best Time to Migrate your ASP Application!

You may have been putting off migrating your ASP application but it’s time to do something and it’s time to do it now. First, consider the different options for migration, automated verses manual. Much of the ASP.NET migration can be carried out with a tool that was originally developed back when the ASP.NET version 1.0 was first released.  This utility is excellent and performs most of the conversion based on a defined model. But proceed with caution as there are a several known issues.  A fully automated approach does not provide a perfect conversion.  A fully manual approach with provide a clean robust new application but can take a long time to develop.  The best solution is to blend the solution.  Using automation where it works best and completing the project with manual development effort.

ASP Migration Case Study

Migration of live ASP / VBScript promotional products websites to ASP.NET to incorporate work distribution, web analytics and user information security.

When executing an ASP migration, the easiest approach, using migration wizards, is not constantly the best idea.  In fact, a fully automated migration is so risky we do not recommend it as a standalone approach. So, we would typically recommend re-writing your applications. So, I would typically recommend re-writing your apps with the following considerations:

  • Start modifying the data access layer and security modules of the existing ASP applications. Always try to leverage the existing code from Enterprise Library and Application blocks rather than writing the application from scratch.
  • Migrate the include files in your application. These files contain global UI elements comprising headers, menus, footers, etc., and global functions such as JavaScript validation, data functions, etc.
  • Migrate the global UI HTML file to ASP.NET Master Page files.
  • Migrate the global functions into .NET Class Libraries.

What are the key factors that make an ASP.NET migration is necessary? Following are a starting list reasons why an ASP migration to ASP.NET is essential:

  • Better Language Support
  • Programmable Controls
  • Event-Driven Programming
  • XML-Based Components
  • User Authentication, With Accounts and Roles
  • Better Scalability
  • Increased Performance
  • Compiled Code
  • Easier Configuration and Deployment

These reasons suffice the need for migration to the .NET environment. We are happy to help you create the best approach to migrate your legacy APS Application.

ASP Migration Case Study

Migration of live ASP / VBScript promotional products websites to ASP.NET to incorporate work distribution, web analytics and user information security.

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Imran Salahuddin
Director, Migration Services at Macrosoft Inc
Imran serves as Macrosoft’s Migration Director. With two decades of industry experience, Imran continues to demonstrate his ability to ensure seamless migrations. Imran works with Project Managers, sales/strategy teams, and clients to ensure the successful migration of legacy applications. Moreover, Imran exhibits effective communication skills and an eye for quality service.

As a Microsoft Certified and PMI Project Management Professional, Imran can migrate a myriad of difficult technologies. Most recently, he migrated a VFP legacy application which communicated to networking equipment. Testing the application without detailed knowledge of the domain was the real challenge.

Imran also dedicates his time to IoT (Internet of Things), as well as Online Sales, and looks to improve upon all of Macrosoft’s existing verticals.
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