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.NET for Beginners #1 - What is ASP.NET?


This is my first article and I hope it will be the first of many.
In this article I will start a series on ASP.NET for beginners, what I have noticed lately is that there is a lot of content available on technologies involving Javascript and its infinite frameworks, however when it comes to the .NET platform maybe what there are only mentions about it, you just have to search on your favorite programming channels and blogs.

Thinking about it, I decided to create this series to help spread the knowledge about this solid and updated technology that has behind it none other than Microsoft, the owner of Windows.

So without further ado, let's get straight to the subject of the post, which is an introduction to the content that I will be producing in this series.

What is ASP.NET?

It's an open source web framework for building fast and secure web apps and services within .NET platform.

ASP.NET is also cross platform which is one the your biggest draws, which means you can run it on Windows, Linux, Mac OS, basically anywhere.

So this will allow you to build your ASP.NET web apps on any operating system, make websites with HTML, CSS or Javascript an build these web services to be used by your site or in mobile apps.

You can also turn your site sign into popular third-party apps for authentication like Microsoft, Google, Twitter and more.
ASP.NET lets you make your web pages with a language called Razor. Razor cool because it's just HTML and C#.
So you can type HTML and then type an at-sign and start writing C#.
We'll see some cool examples of this in this article series.

Best of all, ASP.NET is absolutelly free and if you're a student or doing open-source, Visual Studio is also free.
In fact, everithing we're going to show you is free and all of .NET, C#, and ASP.NET is open source and the code is avaliable on GitHub for you to read or learn from.
So if you're just finding this post and you're not familiar with C# or .NET, no worries because its merely first post of the a articles series.
In the next post we will build our first ASP.NET site.

All the covers of the post will bring the photo of an animal in danger of extinction from the Americas, in that first, you can see the Jaguar.

Before being in danger of extinction the jaguar was seen from the South of the United States of America to Argentina, now that its territory has been reduced, we can still find some in Brazil and Mexico although they are very rare, this animal is officially extinct in the rest of the United States.

Cover author: Uriel Soberanes

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