What is .NET?
.NET is a new Internet and web based technology by Microsoft Inc, which deliver software as Web Services. This new framework works for web based applications that work on server centric computing model. The features of .NET enable programmers to build, develop, and manage complete web solutions that are also secured.
Mainly in .Net development and programming, languages including VB.Net, ASP.Net and C # with SQL Server database are used. This unique combination helps in delivering required information and data dynamically to end users.
Visual Studio .NET is a common development environment for the new .NET Framework. Within this framework, we develop applications with web pages, code modules, controls, and other services under a single IIS. This technology provides us with an environment to easily build dynamic and database driven web based applications and solutions.
Basics of Microsoft .Net
In this fast developing and changing world of E-commerce, the existing tools for creating digital marketplaces are unable to address the changing business requirements and needs. By the introduction of Microsoft .Net, a major breakthrough has been seen in XML Web services. Earlier, these were used by program engineering services provided by external software. After the inception of .Net system, it becomes easier to create a universal information storage facility and to integrate it into different programs.
Provides feature-rich application execution environment that simplifies development and easy integration between a number of different development languages
Browser compatible & platform independent
Features XML support in the SQL Server 2000 database
Provides Visual Studio .NET software tools to build Web-based software
Supports ASP.NET and ADO.NET and inbuilt new component IIS 6.0
.NET's co-ordination increases code readability
Provides Object Orientated Architecture