ASP.NET is an abbreviation for Active Server Pages .NET and is a software application from Microsoft. ASP.NET is a powerful program used by developers to create web pages
and other web applications and is a major application within the Microsoft .NET framework. ASP.NET is an excellent tool for software programmers because it provides features
for developing dynamic web sites and web applications. The ASP.NET software uses the popular programming languages, C# and Visual Basic (VB), to create web sites and applications.
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ASP.NET and Visual Studio
ASP.NET provides developers with a very powerful development tool, Visual Studio, which is also a Microsoft product. Visual Studio is a design program that we use for writing
ASP.NET code. ASP.NET is a server side technology, which means it operates on a server computer and cannot be run (executed) directly on your desktop of mobile phone.
ASP.NET is developed on what is known as a common language runtime that is used on Windows servers, specifically used for hosting websites and other applications created using
Why Use ASP.NET?
When the Internet became widely available in the mid 1990's, web pages were typically static - that is they had text and images but could not be changed or updated when viewed
in a browser. As a result, the static web pages required manual modification for users to see more information. This created a need for web pages that would be "dynamic", using
technology that could update web page automatically.
Microsoft entered the dynamic web page development market with Active Server Pages (ASP) and in 2002 upgraded the program to ASP.NET. ASP, and ASP.NET require server technology, which means
the code is run on a special computer called a server. The output of the code is then forwarded to the Internet user's web browser, like Internet Explorer, Chrome,
or Firefox. This provides a dynamic web page generated on the server, depending upon the user's actions. As a result, users have more control over the output of the web pages.
Many popular shopping sites use ASP.NET technology including Amazon.com and eBay.com, because ASP.NET is very powerful and provides fast web pages.
What Are The Advantages of ASP.NET?
The following points are a bit technical, however, they provide important reasons for using ASP.NET.
Here are just some of the advantages ASP.NET provides:
Faster more consistent performance because it uses early binding code, native optimization, caching, and just-in-time compilation.
The ASP.NET framework contains a extensive toolbox and designer inside the Microsoft Visual Studio development environment (IDE).
ASP.NET processes are monitored & managed with ASP.NET runtime; a process that does not run will be replaced immediately.
ASP.NET requires less code for developing applications.
Applications are safe and secured via built-in Windows authentication and application configuration.
ASP.NET applications create ease of use for common tasks, including client authentication, form submission, site configuration, and deployment.
The source code for ASP.NET pages contains the HTML making programs easier to develop and maintain.
ASP.NET source code is executed (runs) on the server computer, creating powerful, yet flexibile web pages.
ASP.NET is totally server-side technology executing the program code server computer prior to sending it to a browser.
Because ASP.NET is independent of any programming language, like C#, VB, etc, developers and application owners can select the best language for their application.
Deployment is easy with ASP.NET applications. You do not register components individually since all configuration information part of the program.
By using a web server there is continuous monitoring for all web pages, plus any other applications or componentson the server.
ASP.NET works with the new open source Entity Framework so programmers can create code focused on data using objects and not on the underlying database tables.
ASP.NET has been available for several years and is a mature programming framework that we use at MS Access Solutions to develop enterprise web sites, plus web
applications, and and other web related technologies. At MS Access Solutions, we understand great web application development. Whether you need to enhance or fix your existing
web application, or if you are seeking consultants who can design and develop a whole new custom web application, you’ve come to the right place – let us know what you need!
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Have you lost your website programmer; perhaps they moved to a different department or company? Many of our clients contact us because they need a web development
company that is professional, with a team of experienced web developers. Frequently, our clients' current web programmer doesn't have all the skills or the experience
to develop the necessary web application. As a result our clients hire us to re-develop a web application or perform support and/or upgrades. MS Access Solutions is the
experienced professional company you need to design and create the programming code plus documentation for your website or web application.
We Understand Business
We provide services for organizations of all sizes from small business, medium sized companies, as well as major corporations. We have experience working with several industries.
Our clients have specific needs, but in general they all need a custom web application that is a cost effective solution, practical for their every day use, well documented and
supported for efficiency, and scalable for future upgrades.
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More About .NET Programming Technology
ASP Dot NET OR ASP NET - It's All ASP.NET Programming
The Internet or World Wide Web (aka web) has undergone massive changes since those first years of commercial applications. Unlike those first years of website development
and programming that gave us static websites, we can now design, program and develop very sophisticated dynamic web applications for both desktop computers and mobile devices.
We now have the tools to create web applications that can update in real time as users add data. Microsoft is a significant leader in development of software technologies
for web applications and application development. Microsoft was one on the very first companies to explore dynamic web programming via .NET while furthering the field with
ASP.NET MVC, SQL Server, ASP.NET Web Forms, Web API, Entity Framework, SignalR, and Web API. The latest technology, ASP.NET Core provides extensive support for Microsoft's
.NET Core. .NET Standard is now firmly entrenched as a leading technology for corporate website development as well as the recognized leaer in technology for all dynamic
data driven web pages.
DOT NET Framework History
"Microsoft began developing .NET Framework in the late 1990s, originally under the name of Next Generation Windows Services (NGWS), as part of the .NET strategy.
By late 2000, the first beta versions of .NET 1.0 were released. In August 2000, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, and Intel worked to standardize Common Language Infrastructure
(CLI) and C#. By December 2001, both were ratified Ecma International (ECMA) standards. International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) followed in April 2003.
The current version of ISO standards are ISO/IEC 23271:2012 and ISO/IEC 23270:2006. . . ."
On November 12, 2014, Microsoft announced .NET Core, in an effort to include cross-platform support for .NET, the source release of Microsoft's CoreCLR implementation,
source for the "entire […] library stack" for .NET Core, and the adoption of a conventional ("bazaar"-like) open-source development model under the consolation stewardship
of the .NET Foundation."
Source: Wikipedia .NET Framework
.NET Technologies Explained
.NET - What Is It?
Microsoft provides a number of variations of .NET in the form of .NET Framework, Mono, Unity, Universal Windows Platform (UWP), .NET Core, and others. Microsoft .NET is utilized for web
development using two primary technologies: ASP.NET MVC and ASP.NET Web Forms.
ASP.NET is considered a web development "platform" that has a number of frameworks for developing enterprise level web applications that are scalable and
for programming websites. These frameworks give .NET devlopers the option to use the framework they prefer to program applications. Microsoft offes a number of software
develeopment kits (SDKs) and tools for application and website development. The ASP.NET frameworks each employ a different programming "environment" that utilize ASP.NET features.
ASP.NET Web Forms: Web Forms is a mature technology that was included in the original .NET Framework 1.0 release in 2002. ASP.NET Web Forms provides
an environment for ASP.NET programmers to develop websites that are data driven, plus web applications that present a sophisticated user interface. This framework provides
for events, with a wide variety of possible controls and components. The ASP.NET Web Forms environment utilizes a drag and drop as well as even driven development interface.
ASP.NET MVC: MVC is an abbreviation for "Model View Controller". MVC is a highly sophisticated design pattern for creating powerful, maintable, and
testable web applications and websites. The primary difference between ASP.NET MVC and the Web Forms model it that ASP.NET MVC provides for a clean "separation of concern"
(SoC) design principle for separating a computer program into distinct sections, test driven development (TDD,) and Agile development.
ASP.NET Web Pages: ASP.NET Web Pages is an excellent tool for developing "simple" and lightweight web pages with a very nice User Interface rapidly and sophisticated websites rapidly.
Single Page Apps: Single Page Apps (SPA) is a type of web application that creates a single HTML page that will display information from a different page. During the display process, the SPA web page is not
Web Application Programming Interface (API): The ASP.NET Web API was developed to replace Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). It helps us build RESTful (based on representational state transfer (REST)) technology HTTP services that can be used with a wide range of clients, including browsers and mobile devices.
WebHooks: A WebHook (aka Reverse API) is a way for an application to provide other applications information in real time, so data is delivered immeditately. The WebHook "subscribes" to an event and when that event happens, the required data is "delivered". ASP.NET WebHooks is considered to be a lightweight HTTP publisher-subscriber pattern, that operated very fast, as it notifies the client application when an event occurs. With WebHooks, the program can be coded to "subscribe" to the WebHook so a response occurs immediately when the WebHook is generated.
SignalR: ASP.NET Core SignalR is an open-source library that simplifies adding real-time web functionality to apps. Real-time web functionality enables server-side code to push content to clients instantly.A real-time application is one where data is received/displayed in real time. Real-time applications do not need to refresh the page to display new applications. Technologies like WebSocket and Comet were used for create real-time apps, but with the advent of SignalR the development experience has become better. SignalR is Microsoft’s new library for building real-time apps and allows bi-directional communication between server and client. It provides high-level and low-level APIs that can be used for connection management, grouping connections and much more. Behind the scenes, SignalR supports WebSockets, but gradually falls down to older techniques best compatible with the web browser.
ASP.NET Core Programmer Technolgy
Microsoft .NET Core allows developers to move their focus from developing only windows-based applications to programming for cross-platform applications. .NET Core is that latest framework from Microsoft for .NET ASP.NET Core is modular and a cross platform programmer environment that allows application development for Windows, Mac and Linux.
ASP.NET Core is considered Best Practices friendly for programmers. It also includes dependency injection mechanism that makes a class independent of its dependencies.
The ASP.NET Core has a built in high performance modular HTTP request pipeline, so multiple HTTP requests can be sent on a single connection. The .NET Core provides for easier dependencies between applications and better command language interpreter (CLI). It also inclludes Visual tooling (better use of Visual environment) providing programmers a cleaner and easier to use working environment.
SignalR: ASP.NET Core SignalR is an open-source library that simplifies adding real-time web functionality to apps. Real-time web functionality enables server-side code to push content to clients instantly.
ASP.NET Core SignalR is a real-time application so data is received and displayed in real time. The advantage of SignalR technoloy is that real-time app do not refresh the page to display new data or other apps. SignalR improves development experience first implemented by WebSocket (developed for faster interaction between a web browser and a web server with lower overheads, facilitating real-time data transfer) and Comet (a technique for pushing content from a Web server to a browser without an explicit request). Microsoft SignalR is a code library for programming real-time applications providing two way communication between server and client.