At a Glance: ASP
Microsoft’s first server-side script engine for dynamically generated web pages, Active Server Pages (ASP), was first introduced in 1996 as an add-on to Internet Information Services (IIS) with the Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack. While it has since been superseded by ASP.NET, and hasn’t been updated since 2000, ASP Classic remains an integral component of web servers supporting older websites, legacy pages, and large corporations.
An ASP developer can use VBScript, PerlScript, or JScript to help build websites, apps, and software or migrate legacy pages to newer server-side script engines. Built-in ASP objects, like Application, ASPError, Session, Server, Request, and Response effectively support the backend of your web server, but it is also possible to upgrade your legacy system to ASP.NET. ASP developers may also be familiar with the Component Object Model, which enables ASP websites to access functionality from libraries, and help you troubleshoot that broken or missing DLL file. ASP developers on Upwork can build new functionality into your old .asp web pages or bring you up to date with web technology.