Is Classic ASP Still Used?

Scott Hanselman posed a good question on Twitter the other day: does anyone still use Classic ASP?

The overwhelming response to his question is a resounding no. Anyone that does still use Classic ASP maintaining existing solutions.

I frequently still use Classic ASP for mocking up web design experiments. It's a lot simpler than creating an ASP.NET solution and incurring the overhead of deployment. It's easy to just drop an ASP script in a directory and try it out. It's easier to have the script generate some random content so I can see how a style or some Javascript will work.

I don't use it anymore for new projects; I find it easier to write up new code in C#, mainly so I can reuse a lot of the code I've written, and take advantage of master pages.


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  • 2/6/2010 - Article published.