Introduction to Web Development


INTERNET International network of computers  global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP) to serve billions of users worldwide  Network of networks  .

and social networking  . Internet forums.INTERNET Carries a vast range of information resources and services  WWW ² world wide web  enabled or accelerated new forms of human interactions through instant messaging.

WORLD WIDE WEB The set of computers on the Internet that support HTTP  Not a separate network  .

and e-commerce development  . client liaison. client-side/server-side scripting. web content development.WHAT IS WEB DEVELOPMENT? Term for the work involved in developing a web site for the Internet (World Wide Web) or an intranet (a private network)  include web design. web server and network security configuration.

³THE WEB´ Compose three major standards:  Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)  Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) and the  TCP/IP networking protocol suite .


HTTP The Hypertext Transfer Protocol  A client web browser sends a request for a resource to a web server.  textual description of a resource and additional header information  . and the web server sends back a response.

0 Accept: text/plain.Additional header lines identify the user and the web browser and define what data types can be accepted by the browser . text/html .EXAMPLE OF A REQUEST GET /index.0 From: hugh@computer.html HTTP/ (Hugh Williams) User-agent: Hugh-fake-browser/version-1.

A web browser makes a request and the web server responds with the resource .

1 Feb 2002 03:40:03 GMT <html><head> <title>Test Page</title></head> <body> <h1>It Worked!</h1> </body> </html> .0 200 OK Date: Sat. 21 Jul 2002 03:44:25 GMT Server: Apache/1.3.20 Content-type: text/html Content-length: 88 Last-modified: Fri.EXAMPLE OF A RESPONSE HTTP/1.

HTML HyperText Markup Language  The language used to design web pages  Also know as the language of the internet  works well for structuring and presenting information using a web browser application  .

TCP/IP  an effective networking protocol that transfers data between applications over the Internet and has little impact on web database application developers .

TYPICAL AREAS ´ Client Side Coding « Ajax « Flash « Javascript « MS Silverlight « HTML « CSS .

NET .TYPICAL AREAS ´ Server Side Coding « « « « « « « « « « « « « ASP Coldfusion CGI / Perl Groovy Java Lotus Domino PHP Python Ruby / Ruby on Rails Smalltalk SSJS Websphere .

STATE Traditional database applications are stateful ´ HTTP is stateless ´ means that any interaction between a web browser and a web server is independent of any other interaction ´ it is difficult to develop stateful web database applications ´ .

CLIENT TIER usually a web browser ´ presents data to and collects data from the user ´ .

MIDDLE TIER ´ serves most of the remaining roles that bring together the other tiers: « it drives the structure and content of the data displayed to the user. and « it processes input from the user as it is formed into queries on the database to read or write data « adds state management to the HTTP protocol ´ middle-tier application logic integrates the Web with the database management system .

and ² return HTTP responses that contain the requested resources . ² serve the requests. ´ The term "HTTP server" is a good summary of their function: ´ « their basic task is to listen for HTTP requests on a network.WEB SERVERS often referred to as HTTP servers. ² receive HTTP requests made by user agents (usually web browsers).

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