I mean, what is it really? I can into the ASP scene after the standard non-.NET version was already out of date, so I never really touched the original and don’t really know what it was. I mean, it is an actually programming language?
When you tell people that you are a computer programmer, they always ask, “What language do you work in?” even though most people who ask that probably don’t know the names of any languages anyway, except for Basic which they might have learned in high school (probably VB these days).
The point is, I never know what to say. Aside from not wanting to admit that I do a lot of programming in VB (I don’t want the hardcore C people to think less of me!) I do most of my work in ASP.NET, but can I really call that a language?
The problem with ASP is that these different languages don’t really like working together. Try to wrap a little HTML around some VB controls and the whole thing stops working, so it is kind of like a butchered version of each language, you can’t do everything you can do in plain VB and you can’t do everything you can in plain HTML.