Microsoft ASP is one of the most popular scripting languages out there, or rather, it was one of the most popular scripting languages out there. With the introduction of the Microsoft .NET platform, Microsoft is no longer developing ASP; it’s investing in ASP.NET instead. ASP.NET is an entirely new language with powerful new capabilities, but it is not ASP.
If you are an ASP user, or if you are finding yourself in a ColdFusion vs. ASP/ASP.NET debate, then my new “Life After ASP” article on Macromedia’s DevNet may be on interest to you. The URL is: http://www.macromedia.com/devnet/mx/coldfusion/articles/cf_aspnet.html.