Clear the calendar this weekend, and master the art of creating dynamic websites with ASP. All you need is a recent copy of Windows (ideally Win2K, in a pinch Win9x/Me will do) -- and a copy of Active Server Pages Weekend Crash Course.
In four half-hour sessions on Friday evening, you'll set up your ASP environment, create a basic website, and write your first ASP code. Saturday morning, you'll review the basic HTML you need to generate the dynamic pages you'll be creating -- lists, tables, and so forth. You'll process user input, send responses, then construct slicker responses using strings, variables, and data tables.
Have lunch; then return on Saturday afternoon for a primer on generating numbers and dates; using decision structures and loops to build applications that make decisions based on user input; and retrieve additional user information. After dinner, you'll create a simple database and write some equally simple queries.
Sunday is application day: You'll create a complete online organizer application, complete with modules for managing contacts, events, notes, links, and tasks. Pretty remarkable, considering that 48 hours ago, you didn't have a clue.(Bill Camarda)
Bill Camarda is a consultant and writer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.