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What software is required to learn ASP?

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what are the softwares that i should have in order to start learning Asp?
Nov 4 '10 #1
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jhardman
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IIS and notepad and a browser. Unless you mean asp.net, then you will want M$ VWD. I've learned a lot from asp and I'm glad I learned it but if I was starting today I'd go for a less out-of-date technology.

Jared
Nov 4 '10 #2

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Visual Studio Web Express is a good place to start
Nov 10 '10 #3

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if you want to use ASP as a script then all you need is IIS, any text editor and a browser, but if you want to compile your ASP code then visual studio is the best option, offcourse you would still be needing IIS and bowser.

IIS is basically used to host a website, you may need to configure IIS to understand ASP or ASP.Net. You can get plenty of help on internet for that
Nov 10 '10 #4

jhardman
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Asp is never compiled, and there never was intellisense for vbscript, so if you really mean asp then I strongly disagree that visual studio will help.

If on the other hand you mean asp.net, then vwd would be a big help, both with compiling and intellisense. I've also found it does very well at publishing to my remote server.

The big confusion is asp versus asp.net. They are different technologies with a similar purpose. I don't mind that they have similar names, but I wish some people would stop referring to asp.net as "asp".

Jared
Nov 10 '10 #5

danp129
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Interdev, which was part of Visual Studio 6 gives intellisense for Classic ASP. So does VS2008 SP1 and VS2010. The problem is getting intellisense to give you intellisense for your code that is in a different file than the one you are working on.
Nov 15 '10 #6

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Go ASP.NET! Classic is a dying language..
Dec 10 '10 #7

danp129
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Yes, if just starting to learn web development then use ASP.Net. For what it's worth, out of the job offers I received, C# positions outnumbered VB.Net about four to one.
Dec 11 '10 #8

jhardman
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Very true, I never recommend newbies start with asp. On the other hand, it seems every month or so I need a query analyzer while I'm working with a client who won't let me install other software, and I can now script a query analyzer from scratch in about ten minutes - nothing needs to be installed.

Btw danp129, I opened some asp files in vwd and they were all color coded. I'm not 100% sure intellisense works, but that certainly isn't the behavior I remember. It appears you were right.

Jared
Dec 11 '10 #9

danp129
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You may have opened it with 2008 pre-SP1 or earlier.
Dec 11 '10 #10

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IIS on windows XP or Personal Webserver on windows 98 are enough
Dec 12 '10 #11

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