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.NET-A Complete Development Cycle by Thomas Moeller, Gunther Lenz

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Chapter 1. Introducing .NET

This chapter provides a brief introduction to Microsoft .NET. We use this technology throughout the book to explain and demonstrate good software engineering practices in a complete product development cycle.

The Need for .NET

.NET: Is it Microsoft's new silver bullet, or only another attempt to revive the software economy?

In fact there is a real need for a platform that can transfer information over a network without violating security restrictions. Let's take, for example, an online printing and embossing business where customers can order prints, posters, and memorabilia such as cups, T-shirts, mouse pads, and so on, containing images from the customers' digital photographs. The company needs a Web application that ...

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