ASP in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition
A Desktop Quick Reference
By Keyton Weissinger
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: July 2000
Pages: 494

ASP in a Nutshell provides the high-quality reference documentation that web application developers really need to create effective Active Server Pages. It focuses on how features are used in a real application and highlights little-known or undocumented features.This book also includes an overview of the interaction between the latest release of Internet Information Server (version 5) and ASP 3.0, with an introduction to the IIS object model and the objects it comprises. The examples shown in this section and throughout the book are illustrated in VBScript.The main components of this book are:

  • Active Server Pages Introduction. Brief overview of the ASP application paradigm with examples in VBScript. Also included is an introduction to Microsoft's Internet Information Server 5.0, the IIS object model, and the objects that it comprises.
  • Object Reference. Each object is discussed in the following manner: descriptions, properties, collections, methods, events, accessory files/required DLLs, and remarks, including real-world uses, tips and tricks, and author's experience (where applicable). The objects--Application, Response, Request, Server, Session, ObjectContext, and ASPError, as well as ASP Directives, Global.ASA, and Server-Side Includes--all follow this paradigm.
  • Component Reference. This section follows the same paradigm found in Object Reference. The discussion covers all of the additional components included with IIS, such as ActiveX Data Objects, the Ad Rotator, the Browser capabilities component, the File System Object, and more.
  • Appendixes. Gives examples in one or two objects and components using Perl, REXX, and Python in ASP.
Like other books in the "In a Nutshell" series this book offers the facts, including critical background information, in a no-nonsense manner that users will refer to again and again. It is a detailed reference that enables even experienced web developers to advance their ASP applications to new levels.
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Always at my fingertips. Makes good "couch" reading too! The examples and explanations are very clear to me (I was blonde as a child). THANX!

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ASP in a Nutshell is a must-have for serious ASP developers. I started out a year ago at a new job, knowing only html and some basic javascript. With this book and many days of debugging, I was able to build my first database driven web application. I agree with some of the other reviewers that this book is not for beginners, because information is layed out like a reference book, and also one should be at least somewhat familiar with a scripting language to start taking advantage of ASP technology. But once you go beyond mastering 'response.write' and 'request.form', you will appreciate the books detailed descriptions of other important, perhaps lesser known methods like 'response.flush', 'response.cachecontrol', and 'response.expires', just to name a few. By the way, this is the only book I've read that reveals Microsoft's original code name for Active Server Pages - Denali. They should have kept the name!

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The book is well written and informative. One could actually start writing ASP application after reading the book.

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By Mr. Helpfull

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Ahoy guys!

The example code for this great book *is* available (via anon ftp)!

1st Edition, Goto:

ftp://ftp.ora.com/pub/examples/windows/aspnut/ASPCodeExamples.zip

2nd Edition, Goto:

ftp://ftp.ora.com/pub/examples/windows/aspnut2/examples.zip

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By Richard Lyon

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Love the style - very informative and lively while avoiding that candy coated sweetness that so many 'learn-a-really-really-hard-subject-in-3-hours' books adopt.

But where, where, *where* is the source code? C'mon chaps, it's not that hard....

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ASP in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition Review

By Richard Madden

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It's really a shame that the sample code is not to be found on this website.

The preface stated that 'there is a web site for the book, where examples.......are listed.' A disk or CD would have been even better.

Tell me it ain't so! Otherwise this is the ASP book to have.

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This book is very useful to me but the source code of this book is not found in the orelly web site.It is so boring to me to type the source code.

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This is a great book! It covers the syntax of what you need to get results with ASP.

 
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This is a great book for people already familiar with ASP. One of the best desktop references I have ever bought. Also, the chapter on ADO has saved my life more than once.

 
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This is really good book for all who loves ASP and want to explore Career IN Internet. This book covers all features of ASP Including COM aomponent and their use in ASP. So overall Performance is best.This detailed reference contains all the information Web developers needto create effective Active Server Pages (ASP) applications. It focuses on how features are used in a real application and highlights little-known or undocumented aspects.

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