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Sravan Kumar Kolloju
Project Lead at AIA
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Simple to maintain, design, and to create

Pros and Cons

  • "The main pro is that it's very easy and we have Microsoft helping to stabilize the product which is coming with the all new features every year."
  • "The con is that every year they are launching a new technology, and for a company like us, we get confused which version should be used."

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use is for development purposes, to cater to the company's business requirements and needs. We have our own team where we get exactly what they want through the business analysts. Then according to that, we design and cater to the requirements and implement it.

What is most valuable?

In terms of the features that I have found most valuable, I'd compare it to Java and competent technology. We can do the same thing within Java, as well. But the thing with Java is that you need to write end-to-end, and with Microsoft, it is much easier for the developer and the intra-system because everything is very simple. It is not complex to maintain, to design, and to create. In simple terms, we can say that we choose Microsoft technologies most often because of their simplicity.

Any developer, even me, can read, understand, support and maintain. For Java, it's open-source and each fellow has his own style. Of course, .NET has its own so-called design patterns, we can call it Framework, and this Framework is direct for most of the developers. When we know which Framework this software design uses, the developer is easily able to understand it.

What needs improvement?

Whenever I don't know how to fix some critical issues, the Microsoft support team always gives us some good guidance and we follow it. When it comes to the application simulation and whether we think it should be added into the latest Microsoft released technology or not, we get everything we need. The only thing is they need to up their new technology and to revamp or migrate our current or existing applications into the latest version, and it should fix the current issues. But it's not me as a developer who can simply buy or implement the tool. Its edition should come from the management, which is not that easy. We only can propose that we get better features in the latest ASP.NET technology, and our higher reporting managers were keen to emphasize that it might take some time. We use the latest technologies that will be implemented with my current applications. We just sample it.

With ASP.NET there are pros and cons. The main pro is that it's very easy and we have Microsoft helping to stabilize the product which is coming with the all new features every year. It does improve the product. But the con is that every year they are launching a new technology, and for a company like us, we get confused about which version should be used.

Let's say we started using the next version, then the next year the version is no longer supported or it got upgraded to the new one. It's not that easy to migrate that entire software to that new version so they have a challenge here. I would hope when Microsoft releases any new products, they would release at least once in five years, and they need to give all the features for that version together. Not like now, when every edition they launch is a new product with the next version and entirely change that Framework. This is not advisable, because when we deal with the project, the size matters and the application usually also matters. Because if all projects are in one year, and you started working on the next version and we were going to launch that software the next year, that version has changed. It's very tough to migrate the entire one year project to the next version. So this is the challenge.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using ASP.NET for eight+ years.

Because I'm working in the insurance domain, we normally don't simply upgrade just like that, and the version I started using was ASP.NET 3 and Framework 3.5. Nearly two years back we migrated to 4.0.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable because of the intra-, we can scale it but we cannot compare this with new cloud technologies because the cloud is a newcomer, a new revolution where you can simply change it in-cloud. But when it comes to my company, we have our own private intra-. If you want to increase the scale to a higher level, to raise the scale, we need to put a new server or increase the memory RAM in terms of hardware and intra-. Regarding capacity, from day to day, the company is growing and its customers are also growing, and it needs to cater to their needs, so we normally do the server checkups to see whether that number of incoming requests is able to cater within that existing hardware. If not, we will redirect the request to the intra- team, then they'll proceed with that, making the applications to be supplied so that we are able to execute the performance. 

I know it's 100 plus people using the solution but I don't the exact count.

How are customer service and technical support?

As I said, ASP.NET already got a better version in the current market. 1% actually use that same version, which was released in 2011. Now, Microsoft announced that they are going to recall that support. I mean recall ASP.NET completely until 3.5. Luckily, we migrated to 4.0. I realize that even the 4.0 Framework was also slow and going to be recalled, as well. There are already discussions with my team and my management and because of this, we got a request from IT. We have our own IT R&D team and we got some guidelines where we have to come up with a new design with the current versions of ASP.NET to be migrated.

How was the initial setup?

Regarding the initial setup, this question is a completely different story. It's not a simple setup question. Since I started learning ASP.NET, there are now many more versions. So many versions have been released and this Framework is so common that now people that used to call it ASP.NET now see it as a subset of Framework. So the Framework we saw then is different from what we see now. So I cannot easily answer because the story has changed since then. We have gotten many APIs released in between so that ASP.NET has become part of Framework and people more often use the Framework that is going to design an application.

For example, NBC is a model where we control the Framework. It's an architecture standard that has become very common since 2016. Recently, Microsoft also launched a new technology product called Core, the latest version of that is 2.0. Unfortunately, we were unable to use any of these latest technologies because of the banking insurance policies. We cannot simply implement the latest technologies just like that. We need to get the banking approvals and the country's regulations and guidelines. Microsoft is trying to improve its technology products, and somehow they made that product as open source. You can even re-direct your task to Framework in your own customized manner, which is more suitable for your company's needs.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Regarding the pricing, I don't know much because as a developer, I don't deal with the procurement, buying software. But I can say it does come with some good packages called corporate licenses. So when we buy a corporate license, I think multiple developers have access, can publish code and can develop from his own development machine. For instance, we can get Visual Studio where we use that as an IT tool, to develop the code and to buy the codes so we don't need to buy other products. I know that our company bought us a corporate license where we need to pay as a service for a year. We also have Microsoft support where we found some difficulty using so many of the application technologies. We can easily get support from that particular Microsoft team.

What other advice do I have?

Cost-wise, choose Microsoft technology. Regarding availability, check the supply of developers in the current market, because most of the developers, entrepreneurs, who start a new job, are going to learn this technology because it's simple and easy to learn. There is nothing difficult to learn and to work on. So I can say yes, ASP.NET is easy and is low cost when compared to other technologies. And in the current market, we have plenty of developers available and people like to learn it because it's so easy.

On a scale of one to ten, I would rate ASP.Net an eight.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
RN
Unemployed at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
A flexible solution that is both scalable and easy to use

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable features are ease of use, scalability, and flexibility."
  • "Performance is an area that can always be improved."

What is our primary use case?

I use ASP.NET for VBScript. It is used to schedule, deploy, and monitor different processes within UiPath.

How has it helped my organization?

Using this product increases our productivity. It also helps to improve the relationship between stakeholders and customers because the delivery time is very attainable.

What is most valuable?

All of the features are important, based on the project. It really depends on what it is that you're doing.

The most valuable features are ease of use, scalability, and flexibility.

It has a good library that you can find options for what it is that you want to implement or schedule.

What needs improvement?

The areas in need of improvement will vary based on the environment and what it is that you are working on.

Performance is an area that can always be improved. For example, when you are doing invoice processing, you want to make sure that they can run at a faster rate. In terms of claims processing for an insurance company, you want to make sure that they have an increased rate of productivity.

I would like to see a summary or list of key concepts that are available. It should include a list of challenges that people are having, and some of the solutions that can help to solve them.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using ASP.NET for two and a half years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There are always issues with bugs, but it depends on how you handle them. They can be in different places. For example, if you don't see bugs in the analysis phase then we should isolate the phase where the bug is occurring. You let it run through, almost to the UTI.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is quite good.

The product is normally used by developers. Analysts do use it, but we have a code of honor based on how the project is prioritized. We have to make sure that we communicate with the stakeholders to make sure that whatever they have specified is working. In some ways, it's up to the standards of the person.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have never requested support for ASP.NET.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Prior to this, I worked with other scripting languages. Having this experience goes a long way toward really understanding the project, regardless of industry.

How was the initial setup?

I would say that the initial setup is complex. You have to consider different users or different systems being connected to the user interface, which is where you face some of the issues. Perhaps it was not fully thought out and it didn't have the right input components installed. That is something that you have to make sure of.

What was our ROI?

The return on investment is very high when using this technology.

What other advice do I have?

I would say that integration is the key factor. When you have a better implementation methodology then it will make it easy to integrate with the platform.

My advice for anybody who is implementing this solution is to start with an easy example. It will take a little bit of time for you to understand it. Try to find resources and study. Definitely, I would not discourage anybody from using it.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Microsoft Azure
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PraveenMishra
COE Head - Emerging Technologies & Global Practice Lead - Digital Transformations at Tata Technologies
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
ASP.Net in Microsoft Platform is a very powerful development tool through which you can design and develop highly scalable and reliable web applications

Pros and Cons

  • "This framework is very easy to use and tweak for our business needs."
  • "Sometimes we have issues with instability and it crashes, which is something that should be made to work better."

What is our primary use case?

Tata Technologies support manufacturing organizations and our customers are global automotive and aerospace manufacturers. Using Microsoft technologies we have developed applications for PLM, business applications solving business needs. The primary use cases would be to resolve business problems in Supply Chain, Inbound and Outbound logistics, Procurement to Pay, Contract to Pay, HR domain, Dealer Management System, Customer Relationship Management.

How has it helped my organization?

ASP.Net and Microsoft technologies platform has helped in improving our services to our clients. We are able to generate solutions for our global OEM customers and those solutions have become our arrowheads which we have taken to market as leaders. These arrowheads have allowed us to templatize and configure our solutions for our customers thus reducing our turn around time to reach to market

What is most valuable?

Following features of ASP.Net and Microsoft Technologies are valuable:

1. Cross platform support and container support is really a breakthrough

2. ASP.Net has unified MVC and web API frameworks which is really helpful to developers

3. VAPT points can be taken care with ease handling OWASP standards

4. ASP.Net integration with Azure Cloud environment is very seamless and supports other Cloud providers

5. ASP.Net provision of integration with FxCop, SonarLint and SonarQube for static code coverage ratio is very good

6. NuGet package integration is really very good

What needs improvement?

Following can be improved:

1. VS IDE should be license free so that community edition interactions can be enhanced

2. Undefined Application Architecture with lack of Separation of Concerns (SoC)

3. Lack of abstraction with least control over HTML.

4. Limited support for testing and SEO.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have 11 years of experience with ASP.NET.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Regarding stability:

1. The releases made by Microsoft need to be stable from the perspective of release

2. The Microsoft platform has come out of ages, but still it need to be more stable so that the production environment is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Microsoft Platform is highly scalable and so is ASP.Net. However there some important factors like Separation of Concerns, SEO integration etc. which need to be integrated.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is fine. The partnership helps us get support for what we need and we have no complaints.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Yes, we moved from legacy ASP to ASP.Net because of technological advancements

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup is straightforward and it is complimenting. We are able to setup the VS IDE and the project structure easily in ASP.Net projects

What about the implementation team?

We have implemented using our in house team

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, the options were JAVA, PHP

What other advice do I have?

In general, I would recommend ASP.NET. However, it depends upon the use cases. If there is an application for the web then it is very good.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: partner
EK
Associate Technical Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Consultant
Top 20Leaderboard
Good development framework for Windows applications

Pros and Cons

  • "ASP.NET works well with Windows applications and more generally, the Windows platform."
  • "In the future, I would like to see more AI and machine learning technologies made available in libraries."

What is our primary use case?

I am a Microsoft .NET technology architect and ASP.NET is one of the platforms that I develop with and support.

What is most valuable?

I like ASP.NET in its entirety.

ASP.NET works well with Windows applications and more generally, the Windows platform.

What needs improvement?

In the future, I would like to see more AI and machine learning technologies made available in libraries.

It would be helpful if they supplied templates or boilerplate code for the microservices architecture that would assist people in starting to build software.

ASP.NET does not support Apple or macOS devices.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using ASP.NET for 15 years.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not had an experience that resulted in having to contact technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have not worked with similar frameworks from other vendors.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is pretty straightforward.

What other advice do I have?

I started my career with ASP.NET and I like most of the things about it. I started working with Microsoft technologies rather than Java technologies, and I am still with Microsoft.

In India, they are moving to cross-platform deployment using the .NET work and I haven’t seen any drawbacks, apart from not being supported by Apple or macOS. I think that most customers prefer Windows applications, so they will prefer ASP.NET.

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
Sorina Vasiliu
Co-Founder at RED ABACUS DEVELOPMENT SRL
Real User
Top 20
Easy to use and has good stability

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it's easy to use.

What needs improvement?

I am sure there is something that has room for improvement but nothing specific comes to mind. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using ASP.NET for eight years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I think it's stable. There haven't been a lot of bugs.  We have around five users using this solution. 

How are customer service and technical support?

I haven't needed to be in touch with customer support yet.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. 

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution.  I would rate it an eight out of ten. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it's easy to use.

What needs improvement?

I am sure there is something that has room for improvement but nothing specific comes to mind. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using ASP.NET for eight years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I think it's stable. There haven't been a lot of bugs. 

We have around five users using this solution. 

How are customer service and technical support?

I haven't needed to be in touch with customer support yet.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. 

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution. 

I would rate it an eight out of ten. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.