Part 1. Portals and web parts
In chapters 1 through 6 you will be introduced to ASP.NET 2.0 and you will learn about the core APIs of the portal framework. You will also be introduced to Adventure Works, the fictional business for which we will be building a portal in the later chapters of this book. You will be asked to roll up your sleeves and pull these APIs apart as you learn how to customize, extend, and secure our portal through code and configuration settings. In these six chapters you will learn about the very nature of each of the parts in the portal framework.