C# and the .NET framework are fantastic, which is a bit of a strong statement from a committed Delphi developer, but it seriously is fantastic.
Developing ASP.NET sites is much easier than either straight ASP, or ASP + COM, and they run faster and are more reliable. What more could you ask for,
apart from good support on Linux.
="Essential DotNet Stuff - download these IMMEDIATELY
<SITE href="http://ndoc.sourceforge.net/" title="NDoc">NDoc is Nirvana for documentation writing. It can even create .chm files that are identical looking to the the official MS documentation by combining your XML comments and System.Reflection data. Its a MUST HAVE for all DotNet developers, and its free. Download it right now.</SITE>
<SITE href="http://nunit.org/" title="NUnit">.Net implementation of JUnit. There is more about NUnit on the <a href="DotNET_Testing.xf"/>Testing/</a> page.</SITE>
<SITE href="http://www.gotdotnet.com/team/fxcop/" title="FxCop">Using FxCop for the first time is a little scary because you realise how badly you've been writing code, but once you get the hang of FxCop it is fantastic and well worth the initial effort. I suggest you start with a small project and then slowly integerate FxCop into your daily coding routine.</SITE>
<SITE href="http://www.mono-project.com/about/index.html" title="Mono">Mono is an an Open Source implementation of the .NET Development Framework, targetted at the Linux environment and its been functional for quite some time - though they admit they have a long way to go to be fully .NET compatible.</SITE></SiteList>
<SITE href="http://www.aspnextgen.com/" title="dotnetjunkies">Comprehensive dotNET site with many FAQs and tutorials.</SITE>
<SITE href="http://www.gotdotnet.com/" title="GotDotnet = the .NET Framework Community Website">Excellent resource for finding information on most .NET technoligies, plus "community" areas that seem to be MS attempt at competeing with Sourceforge.</SITE>
<SITE href="http://www.icsharpcode.net/" title="SharpDevelop">Excellent collection of OpenSource C# tools (including a FREE IDE) and libraries, including ZLib libraries. Must See Site.</SITE>
<SITE href="http://www.red-gate.com/index.htm" title="red-gate tools">A suite of tools for optimizing websites made with DotNet. (ANTS is a profiler that looks absolutley fantastic.)</SITE>
<SITE href="http://www.csharp-station.com/Tutorial.aspx" title="C# Tutorial at c-sharp-station">Excellent tutorial which thoroughly introduces all the fundamentals of C#. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to learn about C#.</SITE></SiteList>