In Programming VB .NET: A Guide for Experienced Programmers, authors Gary Cornell and Jonathan Morrison carefully explain the exciting features of Visual Basic .NET. Since VB .NET is, for all practical purposes, a whole new language even for the most experienced Visual Basic programmers, developers need to think differently about many familiar topics. Cornell and Morrison are there to help you with careful discussions of each topic.
TO BUILD EFFECTIVE AND ATTRACTIVE database-driven websites, you need two things: a solid and
fast framework to run your web pages on and a rich and extensive environment to create and program
these web pages. With ASP.NET 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012 you get both. Together they form
the platform to create dynamic and interactive websites.
ASP.NET 4.5 builds on top of its popular predecessors ASP.NET 2.0, 3.5, and 4.0. While maintaining
backward compatibility with sites built using these older versions, ASP.NET 4.
Web development is very exciting. There’s nothing like the feeling you have after
you place your first dynamic web site online, and see your little toy in action while
other people are actually using it!
Web development with ASP.NET is particularly exciting. If you’ve never created a
dynamic web site before, I’m sure you’ll fall in love with this area of web develop
ment. If you’ve worked with other server-side technologies, I expect you’ll be a little
shocked by the differences. ...