June 2, 2020

What Does an ASP.NET Developer Do?

Microsoft created ASP.NET as an extension of the developer platform, .NET, to provide developers tools and libraries specifically for building web applications.

Many developers choose to use .NET to develop their back-end solution because of its reputation based on the owner, Microsoft. NET developers choose the framework because of its power and flexibility.

.NET developers are back-end developers who must be proficient in the use of VB.NET and C#. A good .NET developer knows how to manage the application, including performance, security, scalability, and testing. The .NET developer knows how to build a server and network that is optimum in its capacity and its speed.

What is .NET?

Before we talk about ASP.NET. We will need to know .NET first because ASP.NET extends the .NET platform with tools and libraries specifically for building web applications. .NET can be used to build web applications, sophisticated desktop applications, and modern mobile applications.

As a .NET developer, you will have to translate storyboards into functional applications. You will be design, build, and develop code that is efficient, reusable, and understandable.

As every developer, you will have to write clean code, meaning that debugging will be a great part of your job. Nobody codes without mistakes, it is impossible. So, knowing how to debug correctly will take you very far.

Familiarity with the Mono framework has been requested by many employers at the time of hiring a .NET developer, or any back-end developer that has .NET as part of their technology stack. Concurrency patterns are also something that sums positively. Microsoft SQL Server is something that most .NET developers know, and they use it as a tool for Server development.

As a .NET developer, you must know how scalable applications work, as the majority of the time, the applications are scaled into bigger infrastructures. Developers have some understanding on CLR (Common Language Runtime).

These kinds of developers are employed in systems and software houses. Telecommunications, information technology companies, engineering, and service providers.

The .NET developer analyzes specific problems and provides the system requirements to solve them. The system is then implemented into interfaces and components. The developers assist the entire software team, as they develop the pillar of the entire system.

As a .NET developer, it is not a requirement, but it is really helpful to know HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. If the developer knows these languages, the developer can then understand both sides of the application. Being able to complement better their back-end development with front-end development. Even if they are not developing front-end, they can develop better, and integrate the back-end into the front-end.

So, what’s more about ASP.NET?

ASP.NET is an extension of the .NET developer platform. It consists of tools, programming languages, and open libraries to build several types of applications.

When you are using ASP.NET, your back-end code is also written using C#, F#, or Visual Basic. The main difference between .NET and ASP.NET, is that .NET is used for back-end purposes, and ASP.NET is mostly used for front-end purposes. ASP.NET is the web development extension of .NET. There are some additions that ASP.NET adds to the .NET platform:

  • Base framework for processing web requests in C# or F#
  • Web-page templating syntax
  • Libraries for common web patterns
  • Authentication system
  • Editor extensions

In ASP.NET, the developer can build Web apps, API´S, and Microservices. In the web apps, the developer builds webpages based on HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript. APIs can be developed for browsers and mobile devices. And same as in .NET, the developer can build microservices that are deployable on docker containers.

What does ASP.NET add to the .NET platform?

  • Processing web requests in C# or F#
  • Web-page templating syntax. It is known as Razor, and it is used to build dynamic webpages.
  • Libraries for common web patterns, for example, a Model View Controller.
  • Authentication System. This includes libraries, databases, and templates for logins and multi-factor authentications for human verification. Also Google and twitter authentications.
  • An Editor extension, provides syntax highlighting and completes code automatically using machine learning

Razor works with a code syntax that allows the developer to create dynamic web pages. The C# code works on the server and the result of it is HTML content than is later sent and used by the user. The code that works on the client-side is JavaScript. ASP.NET integrates with JS frameworks like React and Angular.

In conclusion, .NET is Microsoft´s framework to develop on the server, it is a back-end solution. Developers must know C#, VB.NET, or visual basic. .NET allows developers to build Web, Mobile, and Desktop applications. .NET developers are employed in systems and software houses. Telecommunications, information technology companies, engineering, and service providers. They can also work in startups and independently as freelancers.

The service counts with an extension for web development and front-end, called ASP.NET.  This web application framework is designed for web development to. Create dynamic web sites, applications and services. As an ASP.NET developer, you will work with client-side and server-side technologies.

Tags Web Development Microsoft ASP.NET VB.NET
Lucas Bonder
Technical Writer
Lucas is an Entrepreneur, Web Developer, and Article Writer about Technology.

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