Introduction

My first exposure to the World Wide Web came at college during the latter half of the 1990s. At the time, you had to be a hard-core computer programmer to build even the most rudimentary website. Today, with technologies like Microsoft’s ASP.NET, creating powerful, data-driven, dynamic web applications couldn’t be easier. Over the course of 24 hours you will see just how fun and easy it can be to build useful, real-world websites using ASP.NET.

ASP.NET web applications are composed of individual ASP.NET web pages. As we will see in numerous examples, these ASP.NET pages can display HTML, collect user input, and interact with databases. ASP.NET pages contain a mix of both HTML and source code. It is the source code of an ASP.NET ...

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