Introduction to ASP.NET Framework:
ASP.NET is a server-side framework used in web development to produce dynamic pages. Microsoft developed it in order to help people build dynamic web-pages, websites, web apps and services. Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is an application used by coders to ease their software development tasks.
ASP.NET is the web formulation of a compiled language like Visual Basic, C#, J#, etc. Moreover, ASP.NET is an object-oriented language. ASP.NET is a platform for building, deploying and running web services and applications. It consists of components such as – CLR, Unified Class Libraries which includes classes, interfaces and data types that support a wide range of technologies.
Microsoft introduced the concept of server scriptlets. These were COM objects that were developed as Extensible Markup Language (XML)-based text files. This enabled programmers to rapidly prototype multi-tiered application business logic without the “change, recompile, upload, stop the server, register, test, change” cycle of component development.
ASP and ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) were given a boost in capability with the addition of XML-processing abilities. XML was, at this point, a massive deal in the developer community, and Microsoft wanted to appear to be fully embracing it, and so the whole of Microsoft’s product line seemed to be receiving an XML makeover.