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5 ASP.NET Mistakes I Wish I Knew Earlier πŸš€

Hey Devs! πŸ™Œ
ASP.NET is a game-changer, right? But, oh boy, there are some sneaky pitfalls I've (embarrassingly) tumbled into during my journey. Here are a few, just so you can laugh (or cringe) and hopefully avoid them:

  1. πŸ˜… "Sure, I trust my users!" Aka Skipping Input Validation
    Mistake: Thinking "Who would want to break this?" and letting all inputs slide.
    Impact: Hello, Mr. Hacker! πŸ‘‹ Open doors for vulnerabilities.
    Quick Fix: Never, ever trust user input blindly. Client and server-side validation is a must!

  2. 🐒 The ViewState Overload
    Mistake: ViewState is like that friend who overstays their welcome. Useful but can overburden if unchecked.
    Impact: Slow-performing apps. And no one likes waiting, right?
    Quick Fix: Don't put everything in the ViewState. Explore alternatives like Session or Cache.

  3. πŸ™ˆ Ignoring Those Pesky Exceptions
    Mistake: "I'll set up exception handling... tomorrow."
    Impact: Bugs everywhere and a user experience straight out of a horror movie.
    Quick Fix: Always have an exception handling strategy in place. Tomorrow means NOW!

  4. 🍝 The Spaghetti of Code + Content
    Mistake: Mixing up UI and logic because... shortcuts.
    Impact: A maintenance nightmare. Debugging sessions that last for days.
    Quick Fix: Keep things tidy. Embrace separation of concerns, and use those code-behind files.

  5. 🐌 Sloooooow Database Queries
    Mistake: Writing SQL queries on the fly without optimizing them.
    Impact: Your app's speed (or lack thereof) can make or break it.
    Quick Fix: Avoid SELECT * and get friendly with your ORM. Optimize, optimize, optimize!

Alright, folks! These are my ASP.NET goof-ups. What about you? What ASP.NET blunders have caught you off guard? Drop them in the comments, and let's create a safe space for our dev confessions! πŸ˜„πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»

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