I started working with ASP.NET 2.0 well before the “go-live” license which came out around March of 2005. Throughout its development I’ve read ASP.NET books/blogs, watched lots of online presentations, downloaded and tried tons of demos, written my own demo and sample websites and even done some contracting work building an ASP.NET site and frequently I still think there is more I don’t know than what I do. What I do know can be summed up in two words: It’s huge.
ASP.NET 2.0 is simply immense and getting larger with each passing month as Microsoft adds things like CSS control adapter, AJAX support along with the new AJAX control toolkit to name a few. The web is evolving so quickly I give kudos to MS for trying to keep pace and in a some ways to catch up.
That said, Jim Tierney and I worked on the ASP.NET 1.1 designer that currently ships in the BDS IDE and we’ve been discussing for a long time the complexities of ASP.NET 2.0 development and what it means to the BDS developer. If you’ve been doing development with ASP.NET I’d love to hear from you about how you develop web sites and what technology.