Mini-Guide: Web Development, Part 2

In Part One, I pointed you to seven tutorial videos to help jumpstart your Web development by introducting you to ASP.NET starter kits, how-to's on building "Web-aware" applications and how to benefit by using compiled Web pages.

Now you'll learn how to improve Web performance, build a content-based community Web site, create and consume Web services and much more. Dig in and enjoy.

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In Part One, I pointed you to seven tutorial videos to help jumpstart your Web development by introducting you to ASP.NET starter kits, how-to's on building "Web-aware" applications and how to benefit by using compiled Web pages.

Now you'll learn how to improve Web performance, build a content-based community Web site, create and consume Web services and much more. Dig in and enjoy.

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  Lesson 1  Caching
Duration: 5 minutes, 1 seconds
"This video introduces ASP .NET page output caching and how it can be used to provide much better performance than traditional ASP."

 
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  Lesson 2  Community Starter Kit
Duration: 7 minutes, 30 seconds
"Microsoft has provided a number of starter kits that can get you up and running quickly for building websites. This video shows the ASP.NET Community Starter Kit, that lets you build content based community websites."

 
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  Lesson 3  Interacting With Web Sites in Code
Duration: 7 minutes, 50 seconds
"The .NET Framework provides powerful classes that allow direct communication with websites. This video shows how to post data to a web page and examine the response."

 
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  Lesson 4  FTP
Duration: 4 minutes, 49 seconds
"The .NET Framework provides HTTP functionality in-the-box. Because the protocols are pluggable, FTP support can be added easily as well. This video shows how to plug an FTP implementation into the WebRequest model."

 
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  Lesson 5  Automatically Target Multiple Browsers
Duration: 3 minutes, 57 seconds
"With ASP.NET, many controls are browser aware, and modify the output HTML based on the browser. In this video a Web Form illustrates viewing an ASP.NET web page in Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator."

 
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  Lesson 6  Time Tracker Starter Kit
Duration: 5 minutes, 54 seconds
"Microsoft has provided a number of starter kits that show you how to build websites. In this video, an overview and walkthrough of the Time Tracker Starter Kit is provided."

 
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  Lesson 7  Creating and Consuming a Web Service
Duration: 6 minutes, 54 seconds
"Visual Basic 6.0 provided limited support for Web services through the SOAP toolkit. This video shows how Visual Basic .NET makes it easy for you to create and consume Web services."

 
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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 November 2006

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