SportsStore: A Real Application
In this chapter, we start the process of creating a realistic ASP.NET web application called SportsStore. Before we discuss individual features in depth in Part 2 of this book, we want to show you how to build end-to-end applications. Our SportsStore application follows the basic approach taken by online stores everywhere. In this chapter and the ones that follow, we create an online product catalog that users can browser by category, a shopping cart where users can add and remove products, and a checkout area where customers can enter their shipping details. We’ll also create an administration area that can be used to manage the catalog —and we’ll protect it so that only administrators can make changes. Finally, we’ll show you how to deploy the application into a production environment.