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Build Your Own ASP.NET 4 Web Site Using C# & VB, 4th Edition by Cristian Darie, Wyatt Barnett, Timmothy Posey

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Chapter 1Introducing ASP.NET and the .NET Platform

By now, ASP.NET is one of the most popular web development technologies on the planet. The first version was released in 2002, and since then, Microsoft has continued the tradition of releasing a powerful web development framework that allows web developers to do more with less. ASP.NET has experienced rapid growth among the established corporate world, as well as becoming the choice for many freelance developers. ASP.NET has many advantages, including a well-established IDE (Integrated Development Environment) called Microsoft Visual Studio, and advanced security and performance frameworks that handle many of the mundane tasks automatically on the server side, freeing the developer to create ...

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