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Techniques for Retaining State Information in ASP Applications
By Kyle D. Lutes
Aug 6, 2001
Planning to build a Web application using ASP? If so, I bet you are planning on using the built-in ASP Session object to retain information between pages. But before you do, make sure you have considered the alternatives.
Three Big VB.NET Changes
By Craig Utley
Aug 6, 2001
Craig Utley presents the basic VB.NET changes that will affect day-to-day programming for VB developers.
Web Developers Need To Prepare for .NET
By Craig Utley
Aug 6, 2001
Craig Utley prepares Web developers for Microsoft's ASP.NET technology.
Your First VB.NET Application
By Craig Utley
May 18, 2001
If you're looking to get your feet wet with VB.NET, you've come to the right place. Here, Craig Utley walks you through your first VB.NET application, pointing out the vistas and valleys along the way.
Why Should You Move to Visual Basic.NET?
By Craig Utley
May 18, 2001
Visual Basic.NET offers plenty of benefits, including automatic access to garbage collection, debugging, security services, inheritance, and more. Here, Craig Utley previews the features of VB.NET and shows how the .NET model can expand your current ...
Major VB.NET Changes
By Craig Utley
May 18, 2001
With VB.NET comes a set of major changes to the VB language. Here, Craig Utley uncovers these changes and points out both the new features and the features that have received major modifications.
Taking More Control of Access
By Gordon Padwick
May 11, 2001
Using macros and creating Visual Basic for Applications code, you can take more control of Access capabilities. This chapter shows how VBA code can overcome limitations of macros and illustrates some other useful things you can do with VBA code.
Getting Started Globally
By Michael Kaplan
May 11, 2001
To make a product useful worldwide, it must support multiple languages and follow cultural conventions. Microsoft offers multilingual processing in Office 2000 and Windows 2000, and enables you to provide a "local" version of your software.
Software Issues 1: Programming Is Really a Language Art
By Tyson Gill
May 4, 2001
Do you think of programmers as scientists in white lab coats? Maybe you should think in terms of painters in smocks and berets instead, suggests software development expert Tyson Gill.
Software Issues 2: The Future of Programming
By Tyson Gill
May 4, 2001
Software development expert Tyson Gill posits that even if we could build Star Trek's Commander Data today, we wouldn't be able to program him to be intelligent. He'd basically just be a tall calculator.
Software Issues 3: The Ethics of Programming
By Tyson Gill
May 4, 2001
Is it possible to program unethically? Software development expert Tyson Gill definitely thinks so, and explores that dangerous possibility in this article.
Software Issues 4: The Demise of Reuse
By Tyson Gill
May 4, 2001
Reusable code might steal a famous line from Mark Twain: "The rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated." If it really is dead, software development expert Tyson Gill presents a compelling argument for its resurrection.
Software Issues 5: Creativity Through Standardization
By Tyson Gill
May 4, 2001
Software development expert Tyson Gill presents a strategy for building effective, maintainable "reuse-quality" code.
Software Issues 6: Application Architectures: Past, Present, and Future
By Tyson Gill
May 4, 2001
What is a tier, anyway? What can we learn from games? In this article, software development expert Tyson Gill discusses various strategies for architecting applications.
AppForge Brings Visual Basic to the PalmOS
By Bryan Morgan
Apr 6, 2001
Intimidated by the prospect of PalmOS C programming? Looking for a rapid application development tool for PDA development? This article explores the exciting new AppForge development toolkit.
Introduction to Active Server Pages
By Brian Siler, Jeff Spotts
Mar 30, 2001
In this chapter from Special Edition Using Visual Basic 6 (Que, 1998), authors Brian Siler and Jeff Spotts teach you about Active Server Pages, a Web-server component that allows you to use your Visual Basic knowledge to create powerful Web server scripts.
Master's Toolbox
By Brian Siler, Jeff Spotts
Mar 30, 2001
Learn how to build a number of interesting products using Visual Basic in this chapter from Brian Siler and Jeff Spotts' book, Special Edition Using Visual Basic 6 (Que, 1998).
Reasons to Prototype in Visual Basic
By Rod Stephens
Mar 30, 2001
In this chapter from his book Prototyping with VB, Rod Stephens walks you through the essential steps of developing a prototype, from defining its functionality to assembling the development team.
Using VBScript
By Brian Siler, Jeff Spotts
Mar 30, 2001
In this selection from Special Edition Using Visual Basic 6 (Que, 1998), authors Brian Siler and Jeff Spotts provide an overview of VBScript, a subset of Visual Basic that can be used to program the Internet.
Working with Files in Visual Basic
By Brian Siler, Jeff Spotts
Mar 30, 2001
Learn how to accomplish file operations easily by using Visual Basic code in this selection from Brian Siler and Jeff Spotts' book, Special Edition Using Visual Basic 6 (Que, 1998).

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