Chapter 1. The Web Forms Environment

To say that the Internet has changed the software development landscape is a tremendous understatement. Prior to Web application development there was generally a single type of platform on which applications were developed. For instance, when I first began developing software, I wrote software for glass teletype environments, initially on the Atari 800, but eventually on the IBM PC under MS-DOS. Although the programming languages and the system calls required on the two machines were very different, the overall ...

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