Computer became a utility device when it began to offer stagnant applications that streamlined organizational process. Soon, when business owners realized the importance of the web, we saw several discreet web pages displaying trivial information. As the web advanced, we moved over from discrete and static web pages to interactive and dynamic web applications. Today websites are more responsive, customizable and significant as compared to the website half a decade ago.

Role of Technology

ASP.Net revolutionized web application development. Dot Net development took away the hassle of writing extensive codes as Microsoft provides built in support for classes, tables, extensions and files associated to the web application development. ASP.Net development is the heart of Microsoft’s web development strategy. The platform delivered all that drooling developers desired and much more. Along with features such as less code to write, security, personalization, new and overhauled controls, mobile support and more, Microsoft proved of having developed a robust tool for creating magical apps for the web.

Magical Apps with AJAX

Clearly, web interaction is all about sending information to the server and receiving the response. Almost a decade ago, the Microsoft Server Exchange team created an Active X control XMLHttpRequest that could be initiated from JavaScript for communication. The XMLHttpRequest object became popular and soon found its way in almost all browsers, which indicated the possibility of changing some part of the web page, without having to go through the reload process. Today, Microsoft uses this component in its ASP.Net technology to help developers create rich applications, functioning on multiple operating systems.

AJAX stands for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. Today the word “AJAX” is synonymous to dynamic. Its adherence to open standards ensures the best implementation of AJAX on a variety of platforms. AJAX is a combination of various technologies; or rather, it can be called as the best from everything. Dot Net development framework supports a few, relatively simple, steps for coding AJAX applications. .Net is simple and doesn’t swamp down new users into too many technicalities, making it simple to build magical and next generation applications using AJAX.

The Personalization Concept

Personalization includes specifying themes for a web page, setting stylesheet themes, storing cookies, restricting page displays, etc. Building web applications is fine. However, what if all the websites had the same look and feel? Understanding that no user has common preferences, ASP.NET provides all the plumbing required to store user’s choices. .Net developers don’t have to create, manage or edit tables; Microsoft does it all. By default, Dot Net technology relies on the built-in database to store and manage the web application’s users and roles. This database also supports website personalization after making some changes to the web.config file.

ASP.Net application development introduced modular programming, dividing the entire website into several functional components called Web Parts. These Web parts support personalization as developers can add properties and apply special attributes to these web parts. Invoking the edit command on a particular property of a web part simplifies personalization.

Customizing applications can become complex due to the storage of some complex classes and objects; however, Dot Net development simplifies the whole process as it hides the complex structure, functioning in the background, and lets developers focus on the core web application development.

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Grey Matter India (GMI) Technologies Pvt. a leading IT services and solutions provider that excels at providing ASP.Net application development and other mobile applications development.