What Does This Book Cover?
This book is based on the 1.1 version of the .NET Framework. Wherever appropriate, the book contains specific references to what has changed in the 1.1 release.
Specifically, this book
How This Book Is Organized
This book is organized into 16 chapters. Chapters 1 “4 provide a hands-on quick overview of the
Next is where the fun starts. Chapters 7 “10 apply core understanding and utilize the .NET programming model and tools to develop Windows applications, Web applications, Web services, and mobile applications.
No application is developed or deployed by itself. Integration is increasingly becoming an important aspect of development, rather than an afterthought. Chapters 11 “13 look at how .NET applications and services can be integrated and
A lot of significance has been given to security in the .NET platform. Chapter 14 provides details on the new code access security (CAS) features of the .NET Framework. Since the evolution of the .NET platform, Microsoft has come up with a number of blueprint (or sample) applications that apply a combination of .NET components and best practices to build production-ready sample applications. These applications provide a testing ground for performance benchmarking and technology highlights. Chapter 15, an unusual entry into this Kick Start book, discusses these blueprint applications and examines the concepts highlighted.
Last, but definitely not least, Chapter 16 looks at the road ahead for .NET and explores what you can look forward to as evolutionary (or even revolutionary) changes to the .NET programming model.
Tools You Will Need
All code examples featured in this book have been developed using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003. Detailed system requirements for Visual Studio .NET are specified at http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/productinfo/sysreqs/default.aspx, and you are encouraged to check it out to see if your development workstation or notebook meets those requirements.
In particular, all examples have been developed and
It is important to point out that Visual Studio .NET 2003 uses .NET Framework 1.1, which is also used as the basis for the code samples in the book. Also, even though Visual Studio .NET provides enhanced capabilities and tools for developing .NET applications, it is not a requirement. Microsoft provides a