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COM+ to .NET: Fast Forward Your VB Components

Originally published at O’Reilly The joke goes: “How do you pronounce ‘C#’?”, and the punch line is: “The language formerly known as Java.” Extending this, you can say that .NET is “…the infrastructure formerly known as COM/DCOM.” The .NET infrastructure is significantly different from COM/COM+. However, information about .NET has been out long enough so […]

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PerlScript: A hot ingredient for ASP

Originally published at Web Techniques Microsoft’s Active Server Pages (ASP) technology has grown very popular as a Web server-side technique, combining HTML, embedded scripts, and external components to deliver dynamic content. One feature of ASP is that different languages can be used for its scripting portion, though the most widely used ASP scripting language is […]

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Creating a Shopping Cart ASP Component

Originally published in ASP Today, October 20, 1999 As soon as HTML forms were added to the HTML specification, and CGI use extended to server-side applications, folks immediately thought of using the Web for online stores – the concept of the shopping cart was born. If you’ve ever done any online shopping, you’ve used a shopping cart. […]