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Fanie ReyndersModern API Design with ASP.NET Core 2https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3519-5_2

2. Introduction to ASP.NET Core

Fanie Reynders1 
Odijk, The Netherlands

Active Server Pages (ASP) was first introduced in 1998 as Microsoft’s flagship development framework for building server-side technologies. It was meant to compete with other web frameworks, like PHP, which was very popular at the time. It was initially developed for creating and running dynamic, interactive web applications. Upon requesting an ASP file, the web server executes any code in the file and returns the result it produces to the browser.

Initially only focused on rendering pure websites in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) on the server, ASP ...

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