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Programming Microsoft® .NET by Jeff Prosise

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Chapter 9. Web Applications

Knowing Web forms inside and out is an important first step on the road to becoming an ASP.NET programmer. But Web forms alone do not an application make. Building full-fledged Web applications like the ones at Amazon, eBay, and other popular Web sites requires infrastructure above and beyond what Web forms provide, including per-user data stores to hold shopping carts and other information that’s unique to individual users, caching services to boost performance, and security services to identify users and prevent unauthorized accesses. ASP.NET provides all these services and more. Once you know the ropes, ASP.NET lets you build commercial-quality sites in a fraction of the time required by older Web programming technologies ...

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