Developing Web Applications with Active Server Pages and VBScript

4 Day Course
Hands On

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Web Application Development (10 topics)

  • Static HTML pages
  • Hyper Text Transfer Protocol(HTTP)
  • Client-server interaction
  • HTTP request and response
  • MIME
  • Dynamic Web content
  • Client side applications and technologies
  • Server-side applications and technologies
  • Invoking server-side applications
  • Maintaining state

ASP Environment (7 topics)

  • Internet Information Services(IIS)
  • Web applications
  • Creating a virtual directory
  • ISAPI and ASP
  • ASP application life cycle
  • ASP execution
  • ASP basic syntax

VBScript Syntax (2 topics)

  • Variables
  • Building blocks: operators, expressions, comments; Control flow: For...Next, Do...Loop, If...Then...Else, Select...Case

VBScript Language (3 topics)

  • Defining and using Sub and Function procedures
  • Creating and using arrays
  • Is-functions String, date and math handling

ASP Object Model (4 topics)

  • VBScript object syntax
  • Dot notation
  • Overview of ASP object model
  • ASP Collections

Requests and Responses (10 topics)

  • Request object
  • Accepting data from the browser
  • Request collections
  • QueryString collection
  • Form collection
  • Response object
  • Sending data to the browser
  • Sending cookies to the browser
  • Redirecting the browser
  • Response buffering

Applications and Sessions (6 topics)

  • Creating objects
  • Sessions and Session object
  • Applications and Application object
  • The Global.asa file
  • Scope of variables
  • Passing information between pages and users

Advanced Networking (6 topics)

  • Maintaining state with hidden fields
  • Maintaining state with dynamic URLs
  • Form PostBack technique
  • Using cookies
  • Storing state on the server-side
  • Pros and Cons of different state management techniques

Error Handling and Debugging (5 topics)

  • Types of errors
  • Error handling in VBScript
  • The 500-100.asp page
  • The Error object
  • Debugging scripts

ASP and the Server (4 topics)

  • The Server object
  • Component based development
  • n-tier application structure
  • COM+ and transacted scripts

Scripting Objects and the FileSystem (5 topics)

  • Built-in Scripting objects
  • Dictionary object
  • FileSystemObject
  • Drive, Folder, File and Textstream Objects
  • Reading and Writing files

Installable Components and Email (6 topics)

  • Installable Components
  • Browser capabilities component
  • Permission checker component
  • Other components
  • Sending mails

Database access with ADO (6 topics)

  • Active Data Objects(ADO)
  • Connection object
  • Command object
  • Recordset object
  • Retrieving records from databases
  • Updating databases

Security (7 topics)

  • Web authentication mechanisms
  • Impersonation accounts
  • ASP permissions
  • Basic authentication
  • Using SSL
  • Digital certificates
  • Authenticating against a database

Performance Tuning (2 topics)

  • Performance Issues
  • Web Application Stress Tool

Conclusion (2 topics)

  • Future evolution of ASP
  • Sources of information


- Delegates are expected to be programmers and should have current experience of a block-structured language such as Basic, C, C++, Java, Perl or REXX. Delegates with little or no programming experience should consider QA's Introduction to Script Programming with VBScript classroom-based course or Introduction to Programming web-based training course. - Delegates should also have a working knowledge of the Internet, and building web pages using HTML. Delegates with little or no HTML experience should consider attending QA's Building an Effective Web Site course first.

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