Host the Web Anywhere With OWIN

Are OWIN and Katana the Microsoft projects you’ve never heard of? OWIN defines an open standard interface between .NET web servers and web applications.

So what does that mean? It means decoupling .NET web development from the server we always had to use: IIS. There are good use cases to host web frameworks in something other than IIS, such as your own application, and OWIN enables portability of your work. It can run in IIS… or it can run anywhere you need it.

Chris Gomez

Chris has been writing Windows software professionally for 19 years. His day jobs have included developing kiosks for theme parks and retail stores and building portfolio analytics for commercial lending. Today His hobby for game development started much earlier by making games using ASCII characters in text mode using BASICA. However, in his free time, you’ll find Chris playing the latest games on his Xbox 360 or Windows Phone 7.