Complete Reference Visual Studio 6by John Paul Mueller, John Paul Mueller
Build world-class windows and web applications with your enterprise team. Microsoft's Visual Studio 6 takes a revolutionary step forward in the world of enterprise application development. With thisone-of-a-kind reference,you and your development team will be able to build all types of large-scale projects from world-class database management systems to full-scale corporate Web siteswhether you're working in the same building or remotely! Follow expert author John Paul Mueller's hands-on sections,scenario-based examples,and real-world programs to get help with every development step from assembling the ideal programming team to working together to create high-powered applications quickly and efficiently. The value-packed CD-ROM features hundreds of megabytes of code,including example applications from the text you can put immediately to work in your own environment. Top programming author John Paul Mueller teaches you how to: build real-world-desktop applications and custom enterprise applications; use Visual Studio's powerful Application Performance Explorer,Visual Modeler,and Visual Studio Analyzer to optimize your applications; use Visual Component Manager to publish source code to a central location for remote collaboration and code reuse; create applications that display DHTML; design tools that make IIS work for you using ISAPI,scripts,and server-side applicaitons; use ActiveX to enhance both your apps and your intranet; build a Help Desk application; and more
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Most of the computer books that I've read concentrate on one language. So, if you buy a book on Visual Studio, what you normally get is a single language view of the product, with an assortment of small examples in other languages thrown in for good measure. John Mueller has gotten past the single language perspective in his book. What you'll see is examples where all of the languages are used together to create a complete application. The examples are non-trivial and well designed. John also makes it clear as to why he chose a specific language for a given task. While this book didn't necessarily teach me as much as I would have liked in new programming techniques, it taught me something much more important, how to make best use of Visual Studio as a whole. There are some real plusses in this book. I found the examples all concentrate on the enterprise, rather than on the desktop. That's a real advantage because I don't write many desktop applications anymore. I also enjoyed all of the tips and especially the Web site pointers. About the only omission in this book is a lack of any FoxPro coverage. I don't consider this a very big loss because FoxPro is hardly a good choice for enterprise applications, especially new development. The author's choice of SQL Server is a good one.