I'm new to classic ASP. Which ASP application do I download? VS 2005?
Posted on 2008-11-11
So our company decided to go web-based and I took on the challenge of writing a few classic ASP pages (only because the server we have only supports classic ASP) and guess what? I don't have any ASP experience.
Fine, so while this is the case and I'm determined on learning it (I have C/C++/VBA knowledge) for simple tasks, I am finding it VERY difficult to even find a clean application write my classic ASP pages in.
Is there something like MS Excels visual basic for applications editor where I can write the asp pages in, click "run" and the code hits the server, prompts me with errors, I can step through each error line by line and figure out what the heck is going on?
I went to the Visual Studio 2005 site by MSDN and there are a ton of express options. Which express version do I choose to get myself started?
If I don't need to use this, what other applications can I start using to get what I want? In a nutshell, here is what I'm looking for:
> A classic ASP application that will let me write asp code
> An application that will let me connect to the website, hit a database, and display my results in a potential "immediate" window
> An application that will let me step through the code line by line and see what the heck is going on!
> An application that will let me throw breaks in
> A SUPER cool, simple AND FREE application to write classic ASP.
Let me know your thoughts. A newbie approach will help immensely!