© Robert E. Beasley 2020
R. E. BeasleyEssential ASP.NET Web Forms Developmenthttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5784-5_1

1. Web Application Development

Robert E. Beasley1 
(1)
Franklin, IN, USA
 

1.1 Introduction

The concept of hypermedia (i.e., the combination of hypertext and media) was first envisioned in 1945 by American engineer, inventor, and science administrator Vannevar Bush. However, it wasn’t until much later that the technology required to support such a concept was mature enough to make hypermedia something most of us take for granted today.

In 1969, the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) became the first computer network to implement packet switching using the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) ...

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