Expertises: ASP.NET Development
ASP.NET (ASP stands for "Active Server Pages") is a web application framework developed by Microsoft to allow programmers to build dynamic web sites, web applications and web services. Typically sites written with ASP.NET technology also utilize SQL Server, Microsoft's database management system.
Why Build Your Site with ASP.NET?
In most cases, it comes down to what you already use within your corporate environment. PHP may be popular with public websites, but ASP.NET (and Java) are extremely popular with large organizations. So what is so great about ASP.NET? For starters, ASP.NET is based on a Common Language Runtime (CLR). This allows programmers to write ASP.NET code using any supported .NET language. For example, if you are a C# programmer (pronounced "C sharp") you can build ASP.NET applications. If you know VB.NET programming, you can build ASP.NET applications. You don't have to re-learn the language or tool you've been using for years. Basically, it's a good thing.
Software development with ASP NET has other advantages, too. There are a lot of 3rd party controls available which make is easy to expand the functionality of your web application. For example, instead of hand-coding a neat data entry grid, you can buy a control such as Syncfusion. It saves a lot of time, and cost.
ASP.NET, SQL Server and Visual Studio
If you're developing an ASP.NET application you most likely will be using SQL Server as your database. You will probably be using Visual Studio as well, which is Microsoft's Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Together, these 3 tools create a highly productive development environment.