As a registered member of Search400.com, you're entitled to a complimentary copy of Chapter 2 of Active Server Pages Primer, written by Mike Faust and published by MC Press. This chapter, "Introduction to Active Server Pages ," will take you step-by-step through creating entire applications using ASP.
If you want to create dynamic Web pages for your Website, you need to know how to program Active Server Pages. This book will take you step-by-step through creating entire applications using ASP. Along the way, you'll see correlations between the development process on the iSeries and the same process within an ASP. Once you've learned how easy it is to build ASP applications, you might wonder how you ever got along without them.
Since HTML and ASP work hand-in-hand, this book provides an introduction to HTML and then gets you right into exploring the ASP concept. You'll also learn how data access is achieved within an ASP, how to convert an iSeries application into an ASP application, how to use the specific VB Script statements that replace RPG op codes, and how an interactive application in RPG is converted into an ASP.
You will learn to create a complete, fully functional, ASP "shopping cart" application. This example application reads, writes, and updates data on the iSeries from a Web-based order-entry system. You'll examine techniques used to pass data among multiple Web pages within a multi-page ASP application.
You'll also create an ASP ad-hoc sales-reporting tool that uses data stored on the iSeries, and you'll use Microsoft Office Web Components to incorporate charts and spreadsheets into your ASP.
The book also takes a look at the changes Microsoft has implemented with ASP.NET, the next generation of ASP. Not only will you understand the concept of .NET, you will also learn exactly what is required to convert an ASP application into an ASP.NET application.
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When you complete this book, you will know:
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This was first published in August 2006