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Special Edition Using® Microsoft® ASP.NET by Richard Leinecker

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Porting Versus Rewriting

Before converting an ASP application to ASP.NET, you must decide whether you are porting the application or rewriting it. Porting the application involves making only the necessary changes to get it to run under ASP.NET. This is the quickest way to move the current ASP application to ASP.NET, but the time and cost saved now might be spent later as you end up rewriting the application anyway to fully take advantage of the .NET architecture. Rewriting the application enables you to get the most out of ASP.NET, but at the expense of having to throw out much of the work previously done for the ASP application.

Advantages of porting include speed of conversion, the opportunity to learn how .NET works before designing an application ...

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