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Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Unleashed, Third Edition by Mike Snell, Lars Powers

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Creating a Single Page Application (SPA)

Visual Studio supports development of an application that leverages HTML5 and rich client-side JavaScript known as a SPA. Like MVC, a SPA allows you to write web applications using the open standards of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. However, the key tenant of a SPA application is that it leverages the ubiquity of JavaScript to build highly interactive, desktop-like applications that run in browsers on any device type and operating system. JavaScript is what makes it work. A SPA loads a single page and then uses JavaScript to talk to the server and update portions of the page. Your site is not bound to a single page, however. It is just that a lot happens in a single before you might transition to another ...

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