IN THIS CHAPTER
In this chapter, you'll build a job site from start to finish with ASP.NET. You'll create the ASP.NET job site: a public Web site for posting and finding ASP.NET- related jobs and resumes.
Building this site provides you with an opportunity to see how the different technologies in the ASP.NET Framework work together. The ASP.NET job site illustrates several advanced features of the ASP.NET framework including
Users of the job site can publicly post resumes, descriptions of their companies, and jobs. If a user is interested in a job, the user can submit an application. If an employer is interested in a resume, the employer can submit an enquiry to the owner of the resume.
Employers can visit their company home page or their job pages to view enquiries about their company or view applications for particular jobs. Individuals searching for jobs can visit their home pages to update their resume or view enquiries about their resumes.
New job and resume listings are displayed in two places. First, they are automatically displayed on the home page of the job site. They are also displayed by any affiliate Web sites that contain the NewJobs or NewResumes custom controls.
The complete code for the job site is included on the CD-ROM that accompanies this book. Because of the number of files included in the job site, I won't be able to discuss each file in detail. In the following sections, you'll learn how some of the more interesting features of the job site are implemented.