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Choosing Tools and Technologies
Visual Studio .NET 2003
The following sections acquaint you with the available Microsoft tools and technologies for creating great distributed applications.
In This Section
- Design Tools
- Discusses the benefits of designing an application using Visio for Enterprise Architects, Enterprise Templates, Visual Database Tools, Crystal Reports, Wizards, and sample applications.
- Infrastructure Technologies
- Describes building a complex distributed application using the tested, high-performance server and infrastructure technologies available in the Microsoft .NET Framework.
- Security Model
- Provides links to topics covering authentication, authorization, user impersonation and application identity in ASP.NET, and database security.
- Programming Languages
- Discusses the programming languages available in Visual Studio .NET.
- Data Access Technologies
- Describes factors to consider when deciding between ADO.NET, ADO, and OLE DB.
- Distributed Application Communication
- Gives an overview of available communication programming models and provides a list of application requirements to consider when choosing a programming model.
- XML in Visual Studio
- Shows some of the places you can find information about XML as it relates to various Visual Studio feature areas, including data, Web Services, Web Forms, and reference materials.
- Design Goals
- Provides links to topics that examine fundamental application design goals such as performance and scalability.
- Designing Distributed Applications
- Examines the design issues associated with creating a distributed enterprise application for the .NET Platform.
- Programming with Office
- Provides information on using Microsoft Office and Visual Studio .NET as part of your business application.