May 10, 1999
Developing ASP Components Increasingly Important
SEBASTOPOL, CA--ASP (Active Server Pages) is becoming
increasingly important as a tool to create browser-independent
Web content. It's also being used for an additional reason--
and one that will become more and more important over time,
as Web applications replace Web pages-its extensibility. And the
most effective way to extend ASP is to develop custom
"From the start I was attracted to the technology," says Shelley Powers,
author of O'Reilly's latest release
Components. "Who wouldn't be? I like the ability to use the same
or VBScript) and the relative ease to add in components for extended
functionality. I particularly like the fact that if you don't use the
built-in ASP objects within the component code, these same components
could be used anywhere COM server objects could be used, not just ASP.
Now that, to me, is reusability--not just the ability to package
functionality, but the ability to package functionality and move it from
one application framework to another."
Developing add-on controls and components is emerging as a multibillion
dollar industry that is increasingly attracting the attention of developers.
Powers' new book provides developers with information and real-world
examples they need to create custom ASP components using any of the
three major development tools: Visual Basic, Visual C++, and J++. "I think
we are going to see a lot more integration of web server applications with
other non-web based applications," says Powers. "For instance, we might have
C++ ASP components accessing a CORBA server, with transactions managed by
MTS. I think ASP is one of the best Web server development techniques-ever."
For more information about the book, including Table of Contents, examples,
and index, see:
For an interview with the author, see:
By Shelley Powers
1st Edition April 1999 (US)
1-56592-446-0, 510 pages, $29.95 (US$)
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