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Understanding .NET, Second Edition by David Chappell

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Chapter 5. Building Web Applications: ASP.NET

Accessing software over the Web has become the norm. Most new enterprise applications offer at least the option of a browser interface, while Internet applications offer nothing else. Given this, an application platform that doesn’t provide first-class support for building Web-based software is doomed to failure. And yet how we use software via the Web is changing. While communicating with a user through a browser is certainly important, Web services are also on the scene. The Web is expanding from a world driven solely by eyeballs to one that’s also driven by applications.

ASP.NET is the .NET Framework’s foundation for building Web applications. Implemented primarily ...

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