Why ASP Migration should happen ASAP

Why ASP Migration should happen ASAP

By Imran Salahuddin | June 16th, 2015 |

Can you do it by yourself?

Are you planning to migrate your applications to ASP.NET? Then, you need to consider the different options for migration. The ASP.NET migration can be carried out with a tool that was envisioned when the ASP.NET version 1.0 was released and it performs most of the conversion based on the model. Also note that, there are a few known issues and doesn’t provide a perfect conversion.

When executing an ASP migration, the easiest approach (using migration wizards) is not constantly the best idea and every so often not nearly as easy as you might think, so I 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 of 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.
  • So, why the ASP.NET migration is necessary for you? Here are a few more 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 .NET environment. Learn more about ASP.NET migration by watching our video blogs.

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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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