Will ASP .NET Be The Back-End Language Of Choice For HTML5?

HTML5 is one of those buzzwords that actually bears actual relevance to web developers. With cross-platform, cross-industry, cross-community, and cross-corporation support, HTML5 will likely become the quickest web standard to ever be adopted. Although it is wise to be wary of quickly adopting a new web technology, HTML5 may be the lone exception. And of all the existing forces in the web industry, it seems Microsoft may be making the biggest pro-HTML5 push of them all. Because of the push for HTML from Redmond, will ASP .NET become the choice of developers seeking HTML5 compliance?

Mary Jo Foley recently published an article on ZDNet discussing Microsoft’s push for more HTML5 tools in both IE9 and Visual Studio. As Mary referenced, there is already additional HTML5 and JavaScript support slated for the Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1, but there also seems to be efforts to plan beyond SP1 and include even more functionality directly in VS 2010. Although these tools are likely to overlap with functionality of the “F12 tools” found in IE8/9, they should be a welcome addition to those web developers seeking to develop web applications with HTML5 at the front-end. As Microsoft also continues to improve their Internet Explorer based developer tools, this combo of VS and IE is already shaping up to compete with the one-two punch of Firefox and Firebug (considered the standard by most HTML/JS developers today).

Assuming that HTML5 will live up to the hype of its buzzword status and swiftly become the standard, developers will seek an easy and efficient way to deploy HTML5 web applications and services. It appears Microsoft has determined that they can target this new arena and win some of the developer shares it lost (or never had) to PHP, Ruby on Rails, and others. If nothing else, ASP .NET looks to be an improved platform with HTML5.

What are your thoughts? Will you be apt to use more ASP .NET with HTML5? Post your thoughts in the comments here.

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By Michael Marr

Michael Marr is a staff writer for WebProNews

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