Chapter 3. Planning an Architecture
This chapter lays the groundwork for the rest of the book by creating a number of basic services that will be shared among all future modules: configuration classes to process custom sections and elements in web.config, base business and data access classes, caching strategies, and more. I'll also introduce some new UI controls introduced in ASP.NET 2.0, namely the GridView control and the SqlDataSource/ObjectDataSource controls, which give you a data binding solution that's flexible and easy to use. Our job has never been this much fun before!