Designing Active Server Pages
Designing Active Server Pages
Designing Active Server Pages
Type: eBook
Released: 2000
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Page Count: 362
Format: djvu
Language: French
ISBN-10: 0596000448
ISBN-13: 9780596000448
User Rating: 4.3333 out of 5 Stars! (3 Votes)


Mark | 3 out of 5 Stars!
21/11/2000

Disappointing

This is a mediocre book that doesn't have a very good focus. The first four chapters are fine as introductory chapters, discussing how to pick a server-side scripting language, how to handle exceptions and "regular expressions, classes and dynamic evaluation and execution" (i'm not sure how those got lumped together!) There are two main chapters, one on form reuse (that has some reasonably useful info) and one on a reusable database admin page, which may or may not be useful. The methodology is interesting but it seems to have limited usefulness. The final chapters outline COM & how to use 3rd party COM objects. The information here is at a very high level and you would best be served level intro to COM & how to use 3rd party components. I expected information on how to structure your application, on performance issues, on scalability, on security, session & application variables, maybe even something on database issues. Unfortunately most of the author's advice seems could be summarized with "encapsulate your code: use classes, COM objects and include files". I found that a lot of the writing seemed wordy and repetitive, unlike most O'Reilly books. Also this book seems pitched at intermediate developers, say those that are familiar with the syntax but don't have much expertise in building multi-page ASP applications. I don't think experienced ASP developers would get much out of this book, since they probably have written their own code to accomplish some of the things discussed in this book.I wanted to give this book a good review, being a big fan of the author's web site,.... Unfortunately this book is not a keeper. If you want ASP books get "ASP in a Nutshell" (O'Reilly) for the syntax, "Developing ASP Components" (O'Reilly) if you want to get into COM and Professional Active Server Pages 2/3 (Wrox) for an excellent look at real ASP programming in an enterprise.

Cleveland Rob | 5 out of 5 Stars!
18/10/2000

Good for all levels

As a web developer, I've been using ASP for a couple years and would consider myself and intermediate ASP programmer. I've built up a collection of books on the topic, mostly referring to WROX books for their reference quality.ASP isn't my primary function at my job, so I don't get to work daily on developing and using my skills. I've recently been looking to improve my ability in this area, and inject some new ideas into the way I accomplish things in code. This book was the perfect answer!If you're new to ASP or programming, you'll appreciate the emphasis on structure and conventions. If you're experienced with ASP, you'll appreciate the ideas presented here. I especially like the work on code reusability.This is definitely one of the best ASP books I've seen in a long time.

dan berman | 5 out of 5 Stars!
14/10/2000

well written advanced book

theres very few ASP books written that go beyond teaching you WHAT things do. this book, meant for intermediate to advanced users, delves into the WHY and HOW to do things. It teaches you how create your applications correctly, focusing on creating modular, reusable code. highly recommended.

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