ASP.Net using servers {1}

by Michael M
Microsoft Active Server Pages also known as ASP was first released in 1996 and has provided web developers with a rich and complex framework for building web applications. But since 1996 ASP has evolved greatly and has improved a lot. ASP is still known but they have now renamed it ASP.NET. It is a framework for building web applications that run over the web and client- servers are represented by a browser forwarding request. Communications over the web occur through HTTP which relies on TCP and IP to transmit data between the two nodes. ASP.Net is connected with Microsoft’s Internet Information Server also known as IIS. The Asp. Net worker process performs many task with the isapi extension and they are the main things that happen under the ASP.Net request.
This week we talked about ASP.Net in class as well as we learned some basic code that can be used for our project three. The thing that I learned in class this week is that you no longer need to use javascript in the web page the ASP.Net will take over and use its own language to process some of the users request. The thing that I took from reading this article was some of the history of ASP. ASP has evolved a lot and is kind of like a server. It connects to browsers and sends request.
I have not really dealt much with ASP. I am really interested in learning how to use it because in class this week we went over basics but the thing about Visual Basics is it is so much different and I am not used to it yet. Once I get used to using the program it will be a lot better because I will be able to do projects a lot easier. I have talked to people that understand the use of ASP and they all say it is easy once you know what to do that is why I wanted to find more information about ASP.Net.
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The New Web HTML5 {2}

by Michael M
A summary of what I read this week was a journal about HTML 5. HTML 5 is not a accepted by the World Wide Web Consortium. It is being approved by many companies becuase many people know that HTML 5 is going to be the future of the web. Today we see sites that are actually haveing to format and make two sites one that is made more mobile phones while the other one is formatted for computers. If HTML 5 comes out and is accepted it will help developers because there will only have to be one page developed and it will be written with html5. The things that are changing with html 5 is cascading style sheets. HTML 5 will help developers with animation, video, and other multimedia elemenys into websites without using software such as Flash. Flash has been critized by Apple from Steve Jobs because Flash has to much power and that is how computers are getting viruses. So with HTML 5 in place Flash may becomce obsolete unless Adobe can jump on the bandwagon and work with developers of HTML5. read more...

The Choice to use Cloud Computing or Not {3}

by Ermie C
There are many businesses that understand that they must find ways to create more and efficient business models for revenue, production, and growth. This article is about how cloud computing may be the next solution for a growing business.  They also mention that if a business hasn’t been using cloud computing, then it will eventually be integrated in the business.  “According to Cisco, the global Internet traffic generated by cloud computing services will increase 12-fold by 2015.”  That’s a pretty big statement because that’s only 3 years away. This article explains five points to consider using cloud computing.  These five points are lower cost of ownership, dependability, scalability, mobility, and future-proofing.  Lower cost of of ownership because since all the applications and hardware are off site, the costs  are lowered significantly.  Dependability because if other specialized people are already handling the data, like Microsoft, it will be much easier to fix a problem when you have a specialist on the job.  This is however, to alternative of having an actual employee take care of the on-site server.  Scalability because if the number of customers grow, the cloud is like a blob where it can adjust to how many accounts and how much information is given.  Mobility to limit and to increase the access of information all over the world.  All they would need is an internet source and they can handle the information from home, etc.  Finally future-proofing because there is new technology being created every day, month, and year.  So with that, the provider that is helping a business owner with cloud computing can and will upgrade to the technology and find ways to incorporate or update the technology. read more...

The Art of SQL Injection {3}

by Ermie C
In this peer reviewed article, it explains the many ways  on how SQL databases can be infiltrated with certain techniques.  There are techniques such as changing the attributes of the entities in the database.  They explain how sql injections can be implemented in any web application and any application that is connected with a database.  It’s really impressive that they have shown a technique on how to detect SQL injections.  This all deals with creating backups for the original database queries and attributes.  The the solution to seeing this is that they have created a SQL algorithm that compares the dynamic(present) database and compares it to the static database(past).  Then when it compares, it will essentially, detect the differences in queries and attributes.  However, just like every double edged sword, SQL injections are possible for any web application with a database, these techniques to detect and prevent SQL injections can be also be implemented. read more...