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  1. #1
    Steve Guest

    Cold Fusion


    As my company has just been bought by a Microsoft partner, we are being forced
    to migrate to .NET. Could somebody out there who knows both CF and ASP explain
    why in the world you would choose ASP over Cold Fusion?
    Thanks,
    Steve

  2. #2
    Constance Petersen Guest

    Re: Cold Fusion

    Hi Steve,

    "Steve" <steve@pricebrain.com> wrote in message
    news:3b14f60d$1@news.devx.com...
    > As my company has just been bought by a Microsoft partner, we are being

    forced
    > to migrate to .NET. Could somebody out there who knows both CF and ASP

    explain
    > why in the world you would choose ASP over Cold Fusion?


    "Forced" ... "why in the world" ...

    I see you've received no answers, and I certainly hesitated to reply because
    it seems your mind is already made up.

    But let me at least point out that ASP.NET is very powerful and a great
    improvement over ASP. If you are looking at ASP vs Cold Fusion comparisons,
    you are doing yourself a disservice. Here are a bunch of links you should
    check into if you are willing to learn about what you will be migrating to:

    http://www.asp.net/
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/net
    http://www.gotdotnet.com/
    http://www.4guysfromrolla.com/
    http://www.devx.com/dotnet/
    http://www.123aspx.com/
    http://www.asptoday.com/
    http://www.aspfree.com/aspnet/Default.aspx
    http://www.aspng.com/aspng/index.aspx
    http://www.dotnet101.com/
    http://www.ibuyspy.com/

    Constance Petersen, DevX newsgroup section leader
    --
    SoftMedia Artisans, Inc.
    http://www.smartisans.com
    Visual Basic.NET Internet Black Book
    ISBN: 1-58880-078-4



  3. #3
    Kelso Lundeen Guest

    Re: Cold Fusion


    Well, as someone who has worked for CF for over 3 years, here's my opinion:

    There is no reason to move to legacy ASP from CF. It's a horizonal move --
    CF --> legacy ASP. Sure, you'll get die-hard legacy ASP folks saying, yeah,
    CF stinks, CF is too abstracted, too easy, etc. etc. (If you're forced to
    move, that's a whole different issue.)

    And to some extent, they're right: CF is highly abstracted. And, yeah, it's
    pretty easy. But it's also powerful, scalable, and does things that ASP.NET
    is (finally) doing: caching, for example -- or WDDX. CF has had smart query
    caching for several years now.

    But that's beside the point.

    Remember, CF 6.0 will be 100% java. (You'll still use CF tags, but everything
    with be JIT compiled into java.)

    So, essentially, CF 6.0 will be the key release. CF 5.0 is more of an interim
    release.

    Now, if we're talking about ASP.NET -- as opposed to legacy ASP -- then,
    well, I'd have to give ASP.NET the nod over CF. (But maybe this is just because
    I'm burning out on CF and am looking for a new challenge. I'm interested
    in CF 6.0, but it looks like that's 6+ months away.)











    "Constance Petersen" <constance@smartisans.com> wrote:
    >Hi Steve,
    >
    >"Steve" <steve@pricebrain.com> wrote in message
    >news:3b14f60d$1@news.devx.com...
    >> As my company has just been bought by a Microsoft partner, we are being

    >forced
    >> to migrate to .NET. Could somebody out there who knows both CF and ASP

    >explain
    >> why in the world you would choose ASP over Cold Fusion?

    >
    >"Forced" ... "why in the world" ...
    >
    >I see you've received no answers, and I certainly hesitated to reply because
    >it seems your mind is already made up.
    >
    >But let me at least point out that ASP.NET is very powerful and a great
    >improvement over ASP. If you are looking at ASP vs Cold Fusion comparisons,
    >you are doing yourself a disservice. Here are a bunch of links you should
    >check into if you are willing to learn about what you will be migrating

    to:
    >
    >http://www.asp.net/
    >http://msdn.microsoft.com/net
    >http://www.gotdotnet.com/
    >http://www.4guysfromrolla.com/
    >http://www.devx.com/dotnet/
    >http://www.123aspx.com/
    >http://www.asptoday.com/
    >http://www.aspfree.com/aspnet/Default.aspx
    >http://www.aspng.com/aspng/index.aspx
    >http://www.dotnet101.com/
    >http://www.ibuyspy.com/
    >
    >Constance Petersen, DevX newsgroup section leader
    >--
    >SoftMedia Artisans, Inc.
    >http://www.smartisans.com
    >Visual Basic.NET Internet Black Book
    >ISBN: 1-58880-078-4
    >
    >



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