CHAPTER 1

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The Need for Modern Web Applications

All around the world, people are spending less and less time on their PCs, and more time on tablets and smartphones. This trend is dramatically changing how we all collect, share, and work with information. As a web developer working with Microsoft technologies, you need to understand exactly what this means for your applications.

A modern web application is designed for the demands of the post-PC world. It can be deployed to a cloud infrastructure, is resilient to unreliable network conditions, is accessible from any device—anywhere—and provides a beautiful and responsive user experience.

While ...

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