The other day I had a very good client ask me for help. A friend of his has a Classic ASP site and needed a couple of changes done. I agreed to help. The experience taught me a few things.
- Setting up a Classic ASP site that uses Access for the database is quite a task under the latest version of IIS.
- Access as a database for web applications is interesting, but for it to work it has to be approached like SQL Server so why not just use SQL server?
- Developers don’t document their code nearly well enough.
- VB script is still quite powerful.
- The lessons I have learned since my Classic ASP days have helped me be a much better developer.
The fifth point is huge. All development experience takes you to a new level. Never forget the lessons you’ve learned as they will serve you well on all projects you attempt. It is my opinion that I will forever be the Developing Coder as I learn new things and reapply old things.