Definition: A component of the Internet Information Server (IIS) 3.0 from Microsoft, which parses scripting languages on the server. The structure of the technology lets you create HTML pages which include scripts (right in the HTML which can talk freely to a database and other OLE resources easily and quickly.)
This technology is a milestone for web development. Scripting languages, although scoffed at by “serious” programmers for their simplicity, are actually a blessing for lowend developers who haven’t mastered C or Perl yet still want to develop powerful database driven Web sites.
Here is a list of ASP resources on the net for beginners with zero programming knowledge up the most advanced programmer.
- Active Server Pages Overview
- Knowledge Base (ASP)
- Using ASP/ADO to query an ODBC Datasource
- Microsoft Backoffice *View soruce code available for all pages
- Microsoft Resources
- Adventure Works *Fully functional ASP with source code
- Site Builder Network (Microsoft) SBN
ASP 101 – A Database Interfacing Primer *Good step by step examples
ASP Roadmap. ASP Documentation and examples
ASP Developer’s Site. Links to docs, tutorials, Faqs, Source Code, etc.
ASP Developer. Bitshop’s sponsored forum for ASP.
Cary & Gary’s Visual Basic Home Page. Active Server Pages Demo.