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In this book, the basics of C# programming are conveyed mostly using console applications, desktop applications with WPF, and Windows Universal Apps. Although these are viable and compelling development techniques, they are not good examples of programs to host and run in the cloud. These kinds of programs are classically deployed to and run on a user's computer, tablet, or mobile device. These programs are compiled into executables or dynamic linked libraries that have dependencies on preinstalled software like the .NET Framework, for example. These dependencies are generally assumed to be present on the location where they are installed, or they get included in the installation procedure. By contrast, an Internet application that is run in the cloud, based on ASP.NET, ...