Why convert from Web Site to Web Application
Posted on 2013-06-30
I've got about 25K lines of vb.net and maybe another 2k lines of js behind a complex asp.net page that I'm hoping to turn into a publically available service (with some help).
Pretty soon I'm going to upload it to a hosting service and do some demos with it.
I know I should convert it from a site to an application, however, I don't want to because when I do it kicks up a bunch of errors, throws in the designer code, and suddenly gets a lot more complicated. I feel like I'm a kind of an advanced hobby coder and can do the business rules-to-GUI part fairly well, and even write ok structured code, but the whole .Net dev internals territory always seems an order of magnitude more difficult to deal with.
Since I apparently need a little boost here, I was hoping EExperts might provide me the basic reasons why I should convert from web site to web application.
Any help with this would be appreciated.