Sams Teach Yourself ASP.NET in 21 Days, Second Edition By Chris Payne
Table of Contents
Week 1. At a Glance
Welcome to the first day of your journey through Active Server Pages.NET! Also known as ASP.NET, this is Microsoft's way to build powerful Web sites that go beyond regular HTML pages. If you want to create Internet applications, you've come to the right place.
ASP.NET is a robust, easy-to-use solution for developing complex Web sites. Rather than building simple pages that are only for display, you'll create Web pages that visitors can interact with in wonderful ways. ASP.NET pages allow you to add a new dimension to the Web experience.
Today, you'll learn about the following:
How the Web works with the client/server model
What Active Server Pages.NET is
How ASP.NET ties the client and server together
What the .NET Framework is and how it ties in with ASP.NET
What you need to get started building ASP.NET pages, and how to install the required software
How to create ASP.NET pages
How ASP.NET is different from traditional Active Server Pages