Reaching Out to the Web with Windows DNA

In the late 1990s, standalone personal computing on Windows and enterprise-scale distributed applications got a new big brother called the Internet. Obviously, the need to target the new application models that came with it became a gigantic requirement for development platforms to be successful. One early attempt to turn Windows developers into web developers was the so-called Windows Distributed interNet Applications Architecture (DNA), which tried to push the use of COM for the creation of web applications.

Unfortunately, the Web had many loosely related technologies that needed to be mingled together somehow: (D)HTML, JScript, VBScript, and Active Service Pages (ASP) jump to mind. Tools such as Visual ...

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