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Chapter 1. What's the Big Idea? > Web Development Today

1.2. Web Development Today

Outside Microsoft, web development technology has been progressing rapidly and in several different directions since Web Forms was first released. Aside from AJAX, there have been other major developments.

1.2.1. Web Standards and REST

The drive for web standards compliance has increased in recent years. Web sites are consumed on a greater variety of devices and browsers than ever before, and web standards (for HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and so forth) remain our one great hope for enjoying a decent browsing experience everywhere—even on the Internet-enabled refrigerator. Modern web platforms can't afford to ignore the business case and the weight of developer enthusiasm for web standards compliance.


  

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