After completing this chapter, you will be able to
Interpret HTTP requests.
Use the Microsoft .NET Framework to make HTTP requests without a browser.
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 ...