A Glimpse into the Future
A lot of developersnot all of them Microsoft employeesbelieve that Web forms are a glimpse at the future of Web programming. The idea of encapsulating complex rendering and behavioral logic in reusable control classes and having those controls fire events that can be processed on Web servers is one whose time has come. Server controls provide the building blocks for sophisticated Web forms while shielding the developer from the nuances of HTML and client-side scripting. That's a win no matter how you look at it (or which computer companySun or Microsoftyou swear allegiance to).