Why we need migration? In technical world, migration means modification or improvement. So we take it in a positive way because it is always beneficial for the user as well as industry. In web industry there is always modifications and enhancements happens to meet the expectations of the industry. Tech experts strongly believe upon the migration process to give a new and improved look and feel to any application. Before a decade most of the web applications were developed in ASP. Those applications were not built on ASP .Net framework and hence they lack severely in terms of modern features, look and feel and efficiency. To avoid all these short comings, we should take a step ahead for migration process.
ASP to ASP .Net migration benefits: We have seen many ASP applications being transformed into ASP .Net framework to give modern look and feel to the website. Using ASP .Net framework an ASP .Net developer can take the advantage of the framework in optimising the website to a large extent along with performance boosting. Moreover it will give adequate room to the web developer in developing quick web applications i.e., not only efficient but also effective. It can change the user experience of the entire website with modern and futuristic features like interactive graphics, dynamic web contents and responsive web design etc. Though, it has many benefits as stated above, but it also having some draw backs from the developer’s point of view.
Code compatibility issues: This is the most tedious issue found in any migration process. During the migration from ASP to ASP .Net, the ASP developer will find many blocks of codes creating problems in the application. This is very common because when we migrate to a new platform, we must have to give some extra effort to make it fit into the new environment.
Plugin issue: Well when we migrate from ASP to ASP .Net we have to forget about those old plugins that were integrated to the ASP application. We should find a there up dated versions for the asp .net platform so that we can make our things work perfectly find. If an asp .net developer could not imagine this issue from the very beginning of the migration process then i would say his doing the most foolish job in the industry. So be prepared to deal with those incompatibility issues for the plugins of the application.
You may have to write some extra codes: During the migration process, an asp .net developer must mentally prepared to write some extra codes so as to make the application run smoothly on the new platform without any bugs and unexpected out puts. Most importantly the web developer may have to write the code on behalf of any incompatible plugin of the web application. Sometimes we may have to replace a plugin entirely from the application with our own code.
You may take chance through migration software, but you can’t rely on the same: There is much migration software available for asp to asp.net migration process. We can use any of them but we can’t rely on them because they may decrease our effort to a large extend but can’t eliminate it anyway. So it will be a foolish decision if we think of relying on those softwares. To get maximum benefits of .Net, you may consider hiring services of a custom .net development company.