While web browsers request resources (including HTTP, CSS, and JavaScript) files over HTTP, the other end of this connection, and what supplies those files, is a web server. Unlike web clients, which are limited by what technologies a browser understands (namely HTML, CSS, and JS), a web server can be written in any programming language. In this chapter, we will explore writing web servers in C#, using aspects of the ASP.NET framework.

Key Terms

Some key terms to learn in this chapter are:

  • Web Server
  • Dynamic Web Pages
  • Templates
  • Razor Pages

Key Skills

The key skills you will be developing in this chapter are:

  • Creating a web server to serve a web application using ASP.NET
  • The ability to author Razor Pages combining HTML with embedded C# code