Exciting news for enterprise Web developers

Visual Studio 2005 and ASP.NET 2.0 introduced a new project-less model for web development which was designed to simplify the process of developing a web site using ASP.NET and Visual Studio, and enable scenarios like filesystem-based web sites. Personally, I find the new model very nice, and appreciate the simplicity. Some developers, however, have found the lack of project files limiting in a number of ways.

For folks who are less than fond of the new project-less model, there's good news...the ASP.NET team is working on a new project option for web applications that will more closely resemble the project model from Visual Studio .net 2003. This will not replace the current model, but will rather be a sibling to it. When you create a new project, you'll be able to choose either the project-less model, or the new project model. You'll also be able to switch between the two as necessary.

Scott Guthrie explains it all in this post.

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  1. Sahil Malik says:

    Thats definitely good news. I do like ASP.NET 2.0 better than 1.1 though, the whole notion of frontpage server extensions, and requiring IIS to do anything was just lame.

    BTW, one rather nice thing to have would be, if the pseudo IIS webserver that starts with ASP.NET 2.0, actually runs as ASPNET rather than the logged in user (usually administrator). I know Andrew is gonna raise his eyebrow and say "now now, you shouldn’t be running as admin" – but most people still do :). Maybe with Vista they won’t, but I’m guessin’ that with Vista we will bring all yucky security breaking apps into limelight, and in a few years after vista this run as non-admin will be the defacto choice. Not today though (uh hoh Andrew is really gonna give a lecture now).

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