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Professional Active Server Pages 2.0 [Paperback]

Brian Francis , Richard Harrison , Dave Sussman , Rob Smith , Shawn Murphy , Alex Homer , Alex Fedorov
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

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Book Description

1 April 1998 Professional
Building on the success of our Professional ASP book, this book brings the subject area bang up to date with its coverage of ASP 2.0, released as part of IIS4. Active Server Pages is the Microsoft technology which allows you to build pages dynamically, access databases easily and build secure commercial applications for use over the Internet. This book assumes a knowledge of the Internet and either JavaScript or VBScript. We cover the revised ASP Object Model and Components, then move on to look at ASP with databases, with Transaction Server and Components, with Mail Systems, with IE4, with Site Server and with Personalization Server. We also provide additional case studies to give you practical examples to adapt for your own use and a chapter focussing on the issue of securing your application.

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  • Paperback: 1000 pages
  • Publisher: WROX Press Ltd; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 April 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1861001266
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861001269
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 17.8 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,222,736 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This thorough and intelligently organised text covers all the bases for developing state-of-the-art Web sites powered by Microsoft Web technologies.

The book discusses the Internet in terms of the history of client/server systems and describes why it is a better way to deliver scaleable, maintainable systems using thin clients. It describes basic Microsoft tools, such as NT4, Internet Information Server (IIS) and Personal Web Server. The authors then move toward the basics of using Active Server Pages (ASPs) starting with basic objects (such as the Request, Cookies and Response objects). They stress a solutions-basic approach with plenty of examples to show what's going on. Sections on Active Server Components and listings of third-party controls that can enhance your ASP Web site are particularly useful.

Professional Active Server Pages 2.0 thoroughly explains databases and ASPs, from the architecture of ActiveX Data Objects (ADO), object linking and embedding database (OLE-DB) and open database connectivity (ODBC) to the basic objects used to query and manipulate data in Web pages. The latter half of this book gives some perspective on the issues that real-world Web developers face every day. The authors discuss how to overcome the "stateless" nature of Internet using specific ASP objects. The book also includes material on the strategies for creating online communities--through Microsoft's support for chat rooms and personalising content--Dynamic HTML and how to use Internet Explorer 4-specific capabilities. The authors introduce new Microsoft products, such as Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS) and Microsoft Message Queue Server (MSMQ), and provide a very useful case study of an e-commerce Web site for direct sales for a publisher. Other case studies show how to customise content to specific browsers and how to migrate a traditional client-side application onto an online version.

With its wide-ranging coverage of ASP technologies and excellent case studies that show useful applications at work, Professional Active Server 2.0 is the only title you will need to become a productive ASP Web developer. --Richard Dragan

From the Publisher

This book is for anyone who needs to plan, build and maintain a web site, both on the Internet or a company Intranet will find knowledge of ASP invaluable. This book updates and expands the knowledge of programmers with an existing knowledge of ASP 1.0, and allows anyone with knowledge and experience of VBScript or JavaScript and the internet to learn this exciting server side web technology.

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4.0 out of 5 stars You need to do a lot of mining 10 April 2000
By A Customer
I got this book after reading 'ASP in 24 Hours' because I needed something
more advanced . This book is easy to read and did consolidate my knowledge
but it is not based at proffessionals, more at people who want to start
becoming proffessionals. It opens up a lot of possibilities for asp but does
not really give you much to get your teeth into + it is very microsoft
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great book 13 Jan 2000
By A Customer
I have been using the Active Server Page books for 18months or so and have found them very easy to read. I would say that the examples are OK, but the book as a whole is a great reference to those that are new and not so new at ASP development.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book on ASP 2.0 4 Jan 2000
By A Customer
This book explains all the functionality of ASP 2.0 in a very clear way. It contains many practical examples and source code with sections on using ASP with specific platforms: SQL Server, Oracle , etc. It will get you up and running in no time. You way want to consider purchasing the more recent ASP 3.0 version of the book which is available.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Bad methodology and poor organization 10 Nov 1999
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I take this book for training me quicky in ASP, I suppose to be an "experienced" programmer in VB, Delphi, SQL, C and C++ , and I find this book very sparse. It has too many subjects and try to get too many concepts, but none in depth. I had to bought another book for learn ASP in depth. This book has NONE useful example.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellant ASP Book 1 Oct 1999
By A Customer
This book is a very good book and a great reference. We develop e-commerce enabled Web sites, using lots of ASP and we have to deal with other areas including IIS, Index server, session handling, mail objects and a lot more. This book proved to be a reliable and handy source. I couldn't do without it. Thank you for the Author and the publisher. Wrox are always reliable for good technical books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best ASP book on the market! 3 Sep 1999
By A Customer
ASP skills are in demand! This book will get you up to speed quick. It provides all of the knowledge you need and great real-world examples. This is also one of Wrox's best editorial jobs as they typically don't have the best editorial work. Hat's off to Wrox and Mr. Fedorov!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Try PERL 27 Aug 1999
By A Customer
ASPs are a joke... Try PERL, if you want to get something done.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Killer Book 27 Aug 1999
By A Customer
This is the best book on ASP. In fact it is used as a textbook for a course I took at the University.
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