So the boss dropped by my office today to drop another (great idea) project in my lap. Which is basically a Quick-N-Dirty Shopping Cart type of affair. It will be publicly facing for (a specific) client access, but all orders will be processed internally through a single PO (e.g. No PCI is involved, needed, to be planned for). This is going to be strictly User Table -> Authentication Mechanism -> Product Table -> (and ephemeral) Order List "Cart".
Now... (here's the weird part)... I'm debating on what to code it in, and speed is a factor (a huge one). ASP sucks, and PHP requires a bit too much pain staking care (considering I do it with a plain text editor) to meet the deadline. So I'm debating on taking the ASPX route because I can then speed things up using MSVS to hand the thing together quickly. The obvious downside being that I've never used it for that.
I did however find a rather handy tutorial that I played with for most of this afternoon. It seem to do a fairly nice job of taking you from Hello World! ... All the way to the edge of the cliff...
Which basically makes the question should I proceed in that direction? And if I do is VS2005 a good enough way to get there? Or should I jump to one of the newer ones (VS2008/2010) to avoid something that'll byte me in the ass down the road (or just screw me outa the gate)?
Note: Ducking the project was also presented as an option...But I'm not that smart...
P.S. I'm also not adverse to starting with a sample code project, if anyone knows of a good one.