Chapter 1. Introducing ASP.NET and Telerik

The Internet can be seen as a huge collection of information and services, but it has evolved in such a magnificent way that now it is virtually impossible to conceive of our lives without it. And present-day requirements for sophisticated applications mean developers need to find the right tools to deliver those applications.

Microsoft understood this need and, despite entering the Internet arena a bit late, did a wonderful job of creating the .NET Framework—a platform that is not only robust enough for the most demanding applications but also is secure, easy to adopt, and highly extensible.

Almost at the same time, Telerik was founded and produced one of the first suites of controls enabling developers ...

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