8. Building Interactive Web Forms

Traditionally, building web pages and Web applications has been unlike most other development scenarios. When you build an application in a language like Visual Basic, Pascal, C++, or any of the myriad other languages available, you are expected to know only two things: how to create the interface and how to write code. However, in the Web development arena, you have to master three topics: creating the interface (what the controls look like and do), understanding the underlying working of the environment (the HTML), and writing code. This is almost analogous to having to understand the microprocessor instructions when working in other high-level languages. Even the current leading-edge development tools like ...

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