ASP.NET is on a Tear!!

Wow!  Thomas Lewis who works on the ASP.NET evangelism team (and who recently gave me some good feedback on starter kits) sends this gem from Netcraft.

In this month's Web Server Survey the number of IP addresses with sites using ASP.NET has overtaken those using JSP and Java Servlets. The number of IP addresses found with ASP.NET has shown very strong growth in the past year with a 224% increase from 17.2K to 55.8K. JSP & Java Servlets despite being overtaken is the next fastest growing in percentage terms with a 56% increase.


If you're keeping score at home, Java started in 1996. ASP.NET started in 2002.  Within two years we're ahead, that's huge momentum!


Comments (11)
  1. I’m awfully skeptical about that graph. Is there REALLY that much Cold Fusion still out there? (And where’s ASP Classic? CGI? PHP? I’d expect all those to be far ahead of Lotus Notes.)

    Plus, the way they determined their JSP/servlet numbers was by looking for "local references to .jhtml, .jsp, .gsp file extensions, or a local url starting "/servlets". That’d catch some of the J2EE systems I’ve written, but it wouldn’t get a pure servlet one I did way back when, or a Struts-based one I did recently. I don’t think there’s a standard set of extensions for Java stuff the way .aspx is universal in ASP.Net.

  2. Phil Scott says:

    Lotus Notes is taking the "stability" thing a bit too seriously. Rock solid at 20,000 for over a year.

  3. Kevin Daly says:

    It *is* an encouraging development.

    I’m just surprised that ColdFusion is still up there: that must be a testament to the power of inertia.

  4. Simon says:

    Mike’s right, the absence of PHP is very conspicuous…

    But it’s probably for the graphs sake, and not deliberate.

    PHP runs 15 million domains on 1.3 million IP’s and would make the graph unreadable.

  5. Jeff Key says:

    "I don’t think there’s a standard set of extensions for Java stuff the way .aspx is universal in ASP.Net."

    That isn’t necessarily the case. ASPX is what Visual Studio gives you when you create a new web page. Most sites keep with this scheme, but many use custom HTTP handlers and thus don’t require the ASPX extension. Microsoft’s sites are a good example of this — if you browse only a few of the Microsoft properties, you’re likely to find at least four non-standard extensions.

  6. carlos says:

    cOULD i GET SOME MORE info about Tear ASP

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