Throughout this book, you'll learn how to build rich, data-driven Web applications using Microsoft's .NET Framework and ADO.NET. Specifically, you'll learn how to build ASP.NET Web applications that rely heavily on data access. You'll build these applications in either Visual Basic.NET or C#.
This will be followed by basic data access practices. As the book progresses, you'll build on this knowledge and begin building more advanced functionality. You'll learn how to work with ASP.NET server controls to provide data display, editing, and updating. By the end of this book, you'll be building .NET Web services that publicly expose data for others to consume .