Beginning Active Server Pages 3.0 / Edition 3by David Buser, David Sussman, Juan T. Llibre, John Kauffman, Jon Duckett
Pub. Date: 12/01/1999
Publisher: Wrox Press, Inc.
Beginning Active Server Pages 3.0 is aimed at two distinct groups of developers. First, it addresses the needs of the HTML programmer looking to progress to the next stage -- to create dynamic web pages and understand how to structure a site for future growth. Second, it assists developers switching to Windows 2000 -- because it outlines all the changes and explains ASP from the standpoint of IIS5 and the new user interface.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Getting Started With AS
Chapter 2: Web Server Fundamentals
Chapter 3: Basic ASP Techniques
Chapter 4: Storing Data in ASP
Chapter 5: ASP Control Constructs
Chapter 6: Objects, Properties, Methods and Events
Chapter 7: The ASP Request and Response Objects
Chapter 8: ASP Applications and Sessions
Chapter 9: Scripting Techniques
Chapter 10: The Scripting Objects
Chapter 11: Using External Components with ASP
Chapter 12: Data Stores and ASP
Chapter 13: Using a Recordset
Chapter 14: Advanced Data Handling Techniques
Chapter 15: Building Web Applications with ASP
Chapter 16: Introducing Component Services
Chapter 17: Building Script Components for ASP
Chapter 18: Introduction to XML
Chapter 19: Working with XML Data in ASP
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I have thoroughly enjoyed the way the author's of this book do their teaching. They present the concepts of ASP in a meaningful fashion. They also have organized the book to hold your interest. I would HIGHLY recommend this book if you have heard of ASP and really want to know what you can do with it. I have some Visual Basic programming experience which is helpful since ASP mainly used VB Script. But do not be afraid if you have never programmed before. The book will teach you well! I have tried a couple other books on ASP and found them complicated and poorly written.
I'm only on chapter eight and this book is a phenomenon. I've never read a book like this before. The authors took their time to make sure the readers will fully understand each and every concept. This book is not intimidating at all. I appreciate the publisher and the authors for doing there best and being concerned about the readers. I highly recommend this book to the beginners interested in learning about Active Server Pages.
This book has a great way of explaning how ASP works and how the code works. After every Try it out section is breaks down every line of code to explain what is going on and why it is done. I've read many programming books and few give this much detail for even non-programmers to thoroughly understand. It thin the book is great---even with the typos which aren't that big of a deal if you go the thier website and print out the errata. Just about every typo has been documented with a fix. I wwas able to progress through the book just fine. They explained things so well I was able to even catch and fix the typos before looking at the errata sheet!! Just goes to show how well things are explained here. I recommend this book for any non-programmer who wants a non-condescending (the Dummy series) introduction to ASP.
Great book to learn ASP with great examples. Experienced programmers may skip some basic programming theory. Examples are very good and also the support given by WROX press is excellent and you can download the samples from their web site.
The book is excellent for beginners. After reading the book, I was able to grasp the workings of ASP and now moving on to ASP+.
This book covers the topic completely and in a well-organized manner. The writing style is enjoyable. It is unfortunate that the book is marred by numerous typographical, grammatical and syntactical errors, some of which affect the code samples causing them to either not behave as they were intended to or to fail completely. Book buyers should expect a $40 book to exhibit evidence of careful editing - this book does not.
This publication is a must for any ASP developer. The sections on CDONTS and the Command objects are excellent for developing a SQL Server application with stored procedures. There is more in-depth coverage of the topics from the 2.0 book. More sample code is provided. The new subjects covered (i.e. COM, CDO, and XML) will prove their worth.