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Asp/asp.net

Fire_ze_Missles

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So, I want to delve into Microsoft's technological development realm, and I sort of have a feel for things. However, instead of uploading to a webserver to test things out, I would much rather develop locally.

When I began with php, I found a neat little bundled package called, apachefriends or something. And bundled was a preconfigured webserver, with php, perl, mysql, etc.. Now, I am looking for something similar to that for an asp/asp.net enviroment. But finding this information has proved to be gay. Does anyone know what I need? And the steps in which to install things? Or maybe you know a good website that will tell me how to setup an asp enviroment? Any help would be mucho appreciated. :)
 

Jung

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BRiT said:
Just install IIS and you have your ASP environment.
You need either XP Pro or a server version of Windows for that to work, though.


There is a mod_ASP patch for Apache (Tomcat?) as well. I have no experience with it though, so I have no idea how well it works. I do know that I hate ASP though. :D
 

Fire_ze_Missles

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junglizm said:
You need either XP Pro or a server version of Windows for that to work, though.


There is a mod_ASP patch for Apache (Tomcat?) as well. I have no experience with it though, so I have no idea how well it works. I do know that I hate ASP though. :D

I don't see the need of a full programming language for the web, but whatever. This is the only "technology" people around here are hiring for, with good money iinvolved. So, I figure I might as well give it a shot. :(
 

Jung

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That's why I decided a long time ago that I didn't ever want to do development for a career... even if it is just web dev.

As far as MS languages go, anything .NET will command a decent salary, but you need experience as well. VB.net, C# and Visual C++ jobs are always in the paper and job boards here. I've always been tempted, but I like my job too much to switch.
 

BRiT

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junglizm said:
You need either XP Pro or a server version of Windows for that to work, though.
Forgot about that, I just assume someone looking to get into programming would be running at least Win2K or Win XP Pro. No self-respecting programmer would run XP-Home. ;)

As for which .NET languages to pick up, C# is pretty slick. It should be an easy learn if one already knows Java. Of course learning any language is cake after you have your first two down pat.