When Microsoft created .NET, it wasn’t just dreaming about the future—it was also worrying
about the headaches and limitations of the current generation of web development technologies.
Before you get started with ASP.NET 2.0, it helps to take a step back and consider these problems.
You’ll then understand the solution that .NET offers.
In this chapter you’ll consider the history of web development leading up to ASP.NET, take a
whirlwind tour of the most significant features of .NET, and preview the core changes in ASP.NET 2.0.
If you’re new to ASP.
We decided that we should write a book about something we enjoy doing to share with our fellow developers to fulfill their dreams. This is how our journey started. When the startup company NewAgeSolution.net was founded, the company emphasized delivering compelling rich Internet applications using Silverlight. The company enjoyed great success, with eight employees, delivering amazing Silverlight applications that you can read about in a Microsoft case study.
hn Sedlak is a Microsoft "Most Valuable Professional" for his work in the XNA/DirectX community and has created numerous games since first learning Visual Basic 5. Through the development of these games he became to know and love both the .NET and XNA frameworks for empowering programmers to realize their ideas quickly.
James Silva is the creator of The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai, winner of the Microsoft Dream Build Play XNA development contest.
Windows Phone Recipes utilizes a proven problem-solution approach, providing a concise guide to all the phone’s features in recipe book format. First, the problem you're facing is identified. Then, a clear explanation of the solution is given, supported by a fully-worked code sample that demonstrates the feature in action.
Rob Garrett has worked with SharePoint since the early beta version of MOSS 2007 and has leveraged
his talents for SharePoint architecture and design with Portal Solutions—a SharePoint consultant
company in Rockville, MD. Rob has extensive background in .NET technologies and has developed
software for Microsoft Frameworks since the early days of C++ and MFC. In pursuit of his career dreams,
Rob left his birthplace in England for a journey to the United States on Thanksgiving Day 1999. Upon
arrival, he enjoyed his first American meal from a gas station....