ASP.net 2.0 – Plus ca change, plus c’est la même chose

I’ve been safely wrapped up in my little C++ world for a while now, but I’ve had to tweak a few ASP.net web sites in the past year. The problems we’ve had building and testing web sites internally appear to be fixed in the new ASP.net 2.0 release that Microsoft are shipping this fall. But then I read articles like this and I get worried.

The problems and issues Scott outlines contrasts with the simple life in the PHP/MySQL/SMARTY world. Files stay where they are. Compiling happens automatically, but does not litter the hard-disk with mysterious DLLs. Problems are comprehensible and solutions are discoverable.

Could it be that ASP.net is trying too hard to remake the web in Visual Basic’s image?

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