Mini-Guide: Web Development, Part 1

Transferring your existing developer skills to the Web is easy with these seven tutorial videos as your guide. Jumpstart your Web development with an introduction to the ASP.NET Commerce and ASP.NET Reports starter kits, learn to build "Web-aware" applications and discover the benefits of compiled Web pages.

Transferring your existing developer skills to the Web is easy with these seven tutorial videos as your guide. Jumpstart your Web development with an introduction to the ASP.NET Commerce and ASP.NET Reports starter kits, learn to build "Web-aware" applications and discover the benefits of compiled Web pages.

Stay tuned for Part Two coming November 13, where I'll point you to tutorials showing how to improve Web performance, how to build a content-based community Web site, how to create and consume Web services and much more.

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  Lesson 1  ASP vs. ASP.NET
Duration: 5 minutes, 50 seconds
"An ASP.NET Web page is created to show that it is object-oriented and event-driven. Next, an ASP Web page, containing the same controls, is created to show how it is more challenging and less flexible in classic ASP."

 
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  Lesson 2  Commerce Starter Kit
Duration: 5 minutes, 43 seconds
"Microsoft has provided a number of starter kits that can get you up and running quickly for building Web sites. This video introduces the ASP.NET Commerce Starter Kit, which lets you build e-commerce Web sites quickly."

 
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  Lesson 3  Compiled Web Applications
Duration: 5 minutes, 11 seconds
"Web pages built with classic ASP were not compiled but interpreted. This video shows that with ASP.NET, the web pages are compiled, resulting in pages that execute much faster."

 
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  Lesson 4  Free Web Hosting
Duration: 1 minutes, 45 seconds
"This video introduces you to a number of service providers that provide free Web hosting for ASP.NET applications. In this video the Start Page in Visual Studio .NET 2003 is used to display a list Web hosts."

 
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  Lesson 5  Get Images From the Web
Duration: 9 minutes, 11 seconds
"The .NET Framework provides rich support for Internet protocols that enables to build "Web aware" applications easily. This video shows how to download images from a Web site using the System.Net namespace."

 
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  Lesson 6  Reports Starter Kit
Duration: 6 minutes, 39 seconds
"Microsoft has provided a number of starter kits that can get you up and running building Web sites. This video introduces to the details of the operation and usage of the ASP.NET Reports Starter Kit."

 
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  Lesson 7  Update Running Web Sites
Duration: 7 minutes, 57 seconds
"ASP.NET does not lock DLLs, allowing them to be updated without stopping the Web server. You'll see this demonstrated with an ASP .NET page and a class library."

 
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   ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brent Sheets is a former Senior Editor at TechTarget and a frequent contributor to SearchVB.com. He founded and managed the popular Visual Basic Web Directory website until it was acquired by TechTarget in 2000 and relaunched as SearchVB.com. Brent offers tips and tweaks about Apple technology at Mactoids.com.

 

This was first published in October 2006
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