Learning Visual Basic .NET: Getting Started With VB.NET
Source: O'Reilly Media
The .NET platform is web-centric. The VB.NET language was developed to allow .NET programmers to create very large, powerful, high-quality web applications quickly and easily. The .NET technology for creating web applications is called ASP.NET. ASP.NET, the next generation from ASP (Active Server Pages), is composed of two Microsoft development technologies: Web Forms and Web Services. While the development of fully realized web applications using these technologies is beyond the scope of this paper, learning the basics of the VB.NET language will certainly get the user started in the right direction. VB.NET is generally acknowledged to be one of the languages of choice for ASP.NET development.