HTTP Developer's Handbook

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Overview

HTTP is the protocol that powers the Web. As Web applications become more sophisticated, and as emerging technologies continue to rely heavily on HTTP, understanding this protocol is becoming more and more essential for professional Web developers. By learning HTTP protocol, Web developers gain a deeper understanding of the Web's architecture and can create even better Web applications that are more reliable, faster, and more secure.

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Overview

HTTP is the protocol that powers the Web. As Web applications become more sophisticated, and as emerging technologies continue to rely heavily on HTTP, understanding this protocol is becoming more and more essential for professional Web developers. By learning HTTP protocol, Web developers gain a deeper understanding of the Web's architecture and can create even better Web applications that are more reliable, faster, and more secure.

The HTTP Developer's Handbook is written specifically for Web developers. It begins by introducing the protocol and explaining it in a straightforward manner. It then illustrates how to leverage this information to improve applications. Extensive information and examples are given covering a wide variety of issues, such as state and session management, caching, SSL, software architecture, and application security.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780672324543
  • Publisher: Sams
  • Publication date: 12/27/2002
  • Series: Developer's Library
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 1,004,943
  • Product dimensions: 6.92 (w) x 8.89 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Shiflett is a Web developer with nearly a decade of experience creating applications in a variety of languages such as C, Perl, PHP, and ColdFusion. He is a frequent contributor to the open source community, and can often be found answering questions on various mailing lists. He has authored several open source projects and is also a member of the PHP development team.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. I Introducing HTTP
1 What Is HTTP? 15
2 The Internet and the World Wide Web 21
3 HTTP Transactions 29
4 Using HTTP 35
Pt. II HTTP Definition
5 HTTP Requests 43
6 HTTP Responses 69
7 General Headers 91
8 Entity Headers 103
9 Formatting Specifications 111
10 Media Types 117
Pt. III Maintaining State
11 HTTP State Management with Cookies 123
12 Other Methods of State Management 135
13 Maintaining Client Data 145
Pt. IV Performance
14 Leveraging HTTP to Enhance Performance 159
15 Introduction to Caching Protocols 175
16 Load Distribution 181
Pt. V Security
17 Authentication with HTTP 189
18 Secure Sockets Layer 201
19 Transport Layer Security 215
20 Secure HTTP 219
21 Intelligent Architecture 225
22 Programming Practices 237
23 Common Attacks and Solutions 243
Pt. VI Evolution of HTTP
24 Standards Organizations 253
25 The Future of HTTP 255
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2003

    The Best Book I Own...

    If you develop web applications for a living, this book can catapult your career to a new level. I cannot say enough good things about it. I have the confidence and knowledge now to solve any problem. This book is a must for web developers.

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    Posted March 9, 2003

    This is one of the most.....

    helpful books out there today. If you are into webdesign this is the book for you!!

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