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Building Sun ONE ASP Applications

ASP enables developers to easily create dynamic Web applications using scripts that run on the Web server. An ASP page can contain a combination of HTML text, server-side scripts, and client-side scripts, creating an engaging experience for the Web user.

Sun ONE Active Server Pages enables the scripting logic to interface with built-in ASP objects, which automatically handle many menial tasks, making application development easier. In addition to using these basic elements, ASP can be extended by using the Component Object Model (COM), which enables you to add sophisticated functionality by using components written in programming languages such as Java. You can incorporate this functionality into your Web applications by using scripts as the "glue" to link the COM objects. For example, Sun ONE ASP includes an ADO component that provides a high-performance interface between Web pages and databases that adhere to the ODBC standard. In addition, Sun ONE ASP Chili!Beans support included with Sun ONE ASP enables you to use Java objects with your ASP applications.

This section describes how to build a Sun ONE ASP application. The section:

Note icon Note This section provides basic information about ASP applications. You may wish to consult additional print and Web resources for more detailed information about developing ASP applications.

In this section:

Creating the Basic ASP Application

Using Sun ONE ASP Built-in Objects

Using Sun ONE ASP Installed Components

Using Java Objects and Classes

Using Custom Server Components

Connecting to a Database

Developing International Applications

Publishing a Sun ONE ASP Application