Going beyond the standard reference books, Tony Martin takesreaders step-by-step through the process of creating ten reusableenterprise applications with the next version of Microsoft'sleading programming language-Visual Basic.NET. Readers will startby building a standard application template, which will form thebasis of all the projects. Martin explains how to combine VB.NETwith other key technologies, such as Web Services, ASP.NET, XML,WebForms, and the Microsoft Mobile Framework, to solve theimportant issues corporate Visual Basic programmers face today.
CD-ROM includes complete source code for the projects in the bookand the third-party tools required to build the projects.
.NET Platform: The next big overhaul to Microsoft'stechnologies that will bring enterprise distributed computing tothe next level by fully integrating the Internet into thedevelopment platform. This will allow interaction between anymachine, on any platform, and on any device.
Visual Basic.NET: The update to this popular visualprogramming language will offer greater Web functionality, moresophisticated object-oriented language features, links toMicrosoft's new common runtime, and a new interface.
ASP.NET: A programming framework (formerly known asActive Server Pages) for building powerful Web-based enterpriseapplications; can be programmed using VB.NET or C#.
C#: Microsoft's new truly object-oriented programminglanguage that builds on the strengths of C++ and the ease of VisualBasic; promises to give Sun's Java a run for its money.