Asp.net In A Nutshell
(By G. Andrew Duthie; Matthew MacDonald)
ASP.NET is the web development technology of Microsoft's .NET
development platform. While it has a lot in common with its predecessor, Active
Server Pages, ASP.NET is a quantum leap over classic ASP; it adds such new
features as rich server controls, a much more powerful programming model, and
built-in support for XML web services.
ASP.NET also allows you to access the full richness of the .NET
Framework Class Library, which provides classes for everything from sending mail
via SMTP to performing multithreaded operations. ASP.NET also brings
object-oriented programming to the Web. Object orientation is at the very heart
of the .NET Framework, and ASP.NET takes full advantage of it -- particularly in
the area of its robust server control model.
ASP.NET has many new features and aspects, but with the help of
this reference, you'll be up and running before you know it.