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HTML for the Business Developer
|Authors: Kevin Forsythe, Laura Ubelhor|
|Publisher: MC Press Online|
|Publication Date: August 2008|
|Subject: Computer: Web Programming|
|About this title|
|Written by business developers for business developers, this book focuses on HTML for business applications. Using this guide, professional business programmers like you—even those with little or no HTML experience—will quickly acquire the knowledge and skills needed to develop and deploy robust, data-driven, Web-based interfaces for their business applications.|
Business developers shouldn't have to sift through every last detail of HTML minutiae. Nor must they become an expert in every Web language “out there.” HTML for the Business Developer is the business developer's guide to the essence of these technologies. Led by these two knowledgeable and experienced authors, you will be able to develop and implement a complete browser-based business application in no time at all.
With HTML for the Business Developer, you will:
- Learn the HTML necessary to deploy robust, data-driven, Web-based business applications
- Discover how other technologies interact with HTML to present enterprise data
- Understand all of the components required to develop and deploy business Web applications
|Kevin Forsythe —|
Kevin Forsythe has over 19 years of experience on the iSeries and other platforms as programmer, analyst, consultant, and instructor. He blends a wide range of experiences with a passion for teaching and is the author of numerous articles. Kevin has developed AS/Credentials Courses for Interactive SQL and Embedded SQL. He is a frequent and award-winning speaker at COMMON conferences and other iSeries user conferences.
Laura Ubelhor —
Laura Ubelhor owns and operates Consultech Services, Inc., a consulting company established in 1992 and based in Rochester, Michigan. The organization specializes in providing an array of services, including project management, design, development, implementation, and support of business applications. Laura has extensive hands-on experience working with a long list of clients in a variety of businesses with applications deployed on a variety of platforms, including Web-based business applications. She is active in the Southeast Michigan iSeries User group, serving as a board member since 1988 and as president for more than eight years.
Why Another Book on HTML?
How Is This Book Arranged?
Do I Need to Start from Scratch?
Choosing Development Tools
A Word about Apostrophes
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Browser-Based Applications
What Additional Languages?
What Is a Client?
What Is a Browser?
What Is HTML?
What Is a Web Server?
What Database(s) Are Used?
Where Can I Find Sample Code?
The Development Process
Fear of Web Technology
Chapter 2: An Introduction to HTML
Why Learn HTML?
What Is HTML All About?
Chapter 3: Embedding Images in Web Pages
Types of Image Files
Incorporating Images into Web Pages
What Can We Do with Video Files?
Using Images with Links
Tools for Working with Images
The Do's and Don'ts of Working with Image Files
What about Our Example Page?
Chapter 4: Adding Links and Anchors
How to Place a Link on a Page
Other Kinds of Links
What about Our Example Page?
Chapter 5: Using Cascading Style Sheets
Creating a Cascading Style Sheet
What You Can Do with a Cascading Style Sheet
Chapter 6: Arranging Content
The Purpose of Arranging Content
Chapter 7: Web Application Overview
Components of a Web Application System
Reusing Legacy Code
Chapter 9: Web Development with CGI
CGI Compared to Other Tools
CGI's Advantages and Disadvantages
Putting It All Together
Chapter 10: Web Development with PHP
PHP Compared to Other Tools
PHP's Advantages and Disadvantages
Introduction to PHP
Basic PHP Syntax
Getting Down to Business with PHP
PHP Error Handling
Working with Data
Chapter 11: Web Development with ASP
ASP Compared to Other Tools
ASP's Advantages and Disadvantages
ASP Code to Create a Simple Table
Creating a More Advanced Table
Updating Data in a Database
Chapter 12: Java Server Pages
A Simple JSP Script
JSP Syntax Summary
JSP Implicit Objects
JSP Standard Tag Libraries
Accessing a Database
Chapter 13: Differences in Common Browsers
W3C Standards and Guidelines
Addressing Differences in Common Browsers
Minimizing the Impact of Different Browsers
Chapter 14: Best Practices
Focus on the Site's Objective
Structure Your Site
Avoid the Cutting Edge
Deal with Coding Issues
Appendix A: HTML Tags
Appendix B: Special Characters
Appendix C: PHP Functions, Constants, Filters, & Parameters
Error and Logging Functions
Error Function Parameters
Error and Logging Constants
File System Functions
File System Constants
XML Parser Functions
Appendix D: JDBC Data Types
Appendix E: HTML Colors
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