ASP.NET is not just the next version of ASP: it's the next era of web development. ASP.NET allows us to use a fully featured programming language (such as C# or VB.NET) to build web applications easily. In this article, John talks about the fundamentals of ASP.NET and some of its powerful features such as web services, the MSDN library and several learning resources.
ASP.NET allows you to use a full featured programming language such as C# (pronounced C-Sharp) or VB.NET to build web applications easily.
Theoretically, you can build MS Word as an application and without too much effort make it useable over the Internet through your browser. Because ASP.NET compiles the code you write (instead of interpreting it like traditional ASP) you can write more complex code. After this code is executed for the first time, it is compiled and stored in memory, meaning it will run many times faster than an interpreted language (such as classic ASP). ASP.NET also gives us full server-side object-orientated functionality, such as that found in a normal application.