Visual Basic.NET will integrate state of the art programming language features, including inheritance, polymorphism, and garbage collection. The book will explain these key concepts in a simple and practical way.* Web Forms and Web Controls usher in an elegant way to make dynamic web pages. The book will cover these topics with how-to code examples and projects.*
One of the newest developments in Internet programming is the use of XML and the SOAP communication protocol. .NET Web Services harness these two technologies, and will be covered in later sections of the book.
Peter Aitken has been writing about computers and programming for more than 10 years, with some 30 books and more than 1.5 million copies in print as well as hundreds of magazine and trade publication articles. His book titles include Sams Teach Yourself Internet Programming With Visual Basic in 21 Days and Sams Teach Yourself C in 21 Days. A regular contributor to Office Pro magazine and the DevX Web site, Peter is the proprietor of PGA Consulting, providing custom application and Internet development to business, academia, and government since 1994. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Philip Syme has been writing applications with C++ and Visual Basic since the release of Windows 3.1. He has helped create several enterprise scale projects developed for Fortune 500 companies that use Microsoft technologies. Phil has also coauthored articles published in IEEE symposiums. Phil lives in Baltimore, Maryland, and can be reached at email@example.com.