ATL Server is one of the newest technologies within Visual C++ .NET. This hour, you looked at how the architecture of ATL Server works and how all the different pieces fit together to render content onto a client's Web browser. By using a server response file to interact with your DLL's tag-replacement handler, you saw how much work is going on behind the scenes without you having to write a single line of code. Visual Studio .NET takes all the mundane housekeeping tasks out of your hands, allowing you to concentrate more on the end-user experience.
If you are familiar with ASP.NET, this hour should also have given you the necessary information you need when it comes time to make design decisions. Do you go with the ease of programming associated with ASP.NET, or does your Web application need the power and speed of C++ using ATL Server?