1.8. Other .NET-related technologies
It is only fair to mention other important .NET technologies, such as ASP .NET, and web services. However, beyond the brief introduction here, these topics are out of the scope of this book.
1.8.1. ASP .NET
You must have heard of Active Server Pages.  ASP is a popular HTML template scripting technology for generating dynamic web pages. Java's equivalent of ASP is Sun's JSP technology.
 ASP was one of Microsoft's earliest answers to boring static HTML pages, and the first credible web technology to replace CGI. The last version of ASP before ASP .NET is 3.0.
ASP .NET  has been improved significantly over the previous version which supported only scripting languages. In ASP .NET, you can write ASP ...