Sams Teach Yourself ASP.NET in 21 Days, Second Edition By Chris Payne
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Day 12. Employing Advanced Data Techniques
That's Not ASP!
Many of the techniques covered today are also available in classic ASP. For instance, parameterized stored procedures were once a very common way to execute database queries. XML manipulation was also possible through an ASP add-on component. ASP.NET provides much easier ways to perform these techniques because all of the necessary functionality is built-in and fully object-oriented.
These concepts are familiar to many ASP developers, so moving to ASP.NET shouldn't be too difficult. Only the implementation has changed. Existing stored procedures, XSL stylesheets, and XPath queries can still be used. You just need to use different objects to access them.