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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Building applications for the Internet is a complex and fast-moving field
which utilizes a variety of continually evolving technologies. Whether your
perspective is from the client or server side, there are many languages to
languages have to work together cleanly, logically and in harmony with the
systems they run on, and be compatible with any browsers with which they
Developing Web Applications presents script writing and good programming
practice but also allows students to see how the individual technologies fit
together. It includes recent technical developments to provide a practical and
modern introduction to building web applications.
Assuming no prior programming experience, this concise, accessible book
ensures that essential concepts on the client side are quickly grasped, and
goes on to examine the server environment and available languages, including
discussion of dynamic, modern scripting languages such as PHP. Network and
security issues are also discussed. The aim of this book is to deliver exactly
what is needed to start producing working applications as soon as possible –
and have fun along the way.
Ideal for course use or self-study, this book includes practical suggestions
for mini-projects which encourage the reader to explore his or her own
imaginative solutions, as well as more theoretical end-of-chapter questions. It
can also easily be used as a reference work as each section is self-contained,
amplifying the key aspects of its particular topic. Most software covered is
freely available in the public domain and no particular development
environments are required. It is a direct, contemporary and extremely useful
resource for anyone interested in learning how to program applications for the
World Wide Web.