Active Server Pages technology has been used to build many of the world's leading e-commerce sites, including (dare we say it?) this one. It's a remarkably flexible solution for e-commerce development. If you're already comfortable with VBScript (or even VB), and maybe a little SQL, SAMS Teach Yourself E-Commerce Programming With ASP In 21 Days will have you performing e-commerce magic almost as quickly as your boss wants it.
In this project-based course, you'll walk through building many of the meat-and-potatoes features of a typical e-commerce site, and several advanced features as well. In Week I, you'll write ASP scripts that retrieve customer information, track it with cookies and session variables; manage a catalog; create product pages; and implement product search.
In Week II, you'll create a subscription-based, database-integrated site with a user registration system that restricts some pages to paying customers. Finally, in Week III, you'll learn techniques for administering your store remotely with ASP scripts; debugging your ASP-based e-commerce applications; sending email from ASP pages; generating store reports; managing banner advertising; and more. You'll find all the projects on the accompanying CD-ROM a great starting point for the real-world stuff your boss is banging on you for!