Which software do I download?

Posted on 2006-05-22
Last Modified: 2010-04-07
I am a new web developer although i have the basic programming skills.  My boss bought me a copy of ASP.Net text and i downloaded a tutorial on it. Now, i need a software to work with and a vist to Microsoft's site for a copy of a redistibutable software got me confused.
I was asked to either download .NET Framework Version 2.0 Redistributable Package (*86) or (*64) or .NET Framework version 1.1
Question by:Ogdhelpdesk
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    Any of them works fine.
    You can write ASP.NET programs in notepad and then compile it using DOT net compiler.
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    Assisted Solution

    You could also try Visual Web Developer Express 2005
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    Go with version 2.  Especially if you are just learning.  Version 2 has a lot of enhancements that will make it easier on you.
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    Download .NET Framework Version 2.0 Redistributable Package (*86)  package.
    Although it is Beta version but has more features and new language enhancements.

    Microsoft also offers a free ASP.NET development GUI software named ASP.NET web matrix. This is a nice software and can be downloaded from Mocrosoft website. It contains lots of help files and tutorials
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    Microsoft Visual Studio?
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    Download link for the free Web Matrix IDE:
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    ASP.NET WebMatrix Version 0.6 is the latest addition.
    The Beauty of WebMatrix is it is lot Like Visual Studio.NET
    But it is completely free.
    You can drag n drop controls and write code there itself.
    It comes with a free ASP.NET tutorail.
    Download it from

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