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Microsoft® ASP.NET 4 Step by Step by George Shepherd

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Chapter 1. Web Application Basics

After completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Interpret HTTP requests.

  • Use the Microsoft .NET Framework to make HTTP requests without a browser.

  • Interpret HTML.

  • Work with Internet Information Services (IIS).

  • Produce dynamic Web content without using Microsoft ASP.NET yet.

This chapter covers the fundamentals of building a Web-based application. Unlike the development of most desktop applications, in which many of the parts are available locally (as components on the user's hard disk drive), developing a Web application requires getting software parts to work over a widely distributed network using a disconnected protocol. The technologies underlying ASP.NET have been around for a long time, but ASP.NET puts them ...

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