This white paper from Charteris directs at decision makers within any organization that currently has a large investment in ASP/VB6 based web applications. There are many reasons for upgrading to a .NET solution, such as utilizing WS-Security and ensuring compatibility with 64 bit operating systems. This paper demonstrates that richer security functionality is offered by the .NET platform which makes the development of secure applications easier and quicker than with VB 6.0. The body of the papers covers, security issues in large organizations, drawbacks of legacy applications regarding security and advantages of moving to .NET.
This whitepaper examines the issues encountered when migrating an existing ASP.NET 1.1 application to ASP.NET version 2.0 and in particular the implementation of the new ""feature"" providers. The ASP.NET 1.1 application to be migrated provided customers with a forum based support area with access to content relevant to their purchases. A rudimentary security system was provided. This allowed users to log on to secure areas of the website and for an administrator to moderate the support forums. The organization expressed an interest in using the latest ASP.NET 2.0 development framework to extend their existing site and provide more granular security.
This paper introduces the fundamentals that will allow beginning writing concurrent applications, and is intended to be easier to read than much of the material on this subject. It is targeted at developers who have some experience of developing on the .NET Framework, and ideally in C# as this is the language of choice for the code samples. No prior knowledge of concurrent programming or multi-threading is needed, though even experienced developers in this area may find some new and surprising information.