Internet & World Wide Web: How to Program

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Internet and World Wide Web How to Program, 4e  by market leading authors, Harvey M. Deitel and Paul J. Deitel  introduces readers with little or no programming experience to the exciting world of Web-Based applications.    This book has been substantially revised to reflect today’s Web 2.0 rich Internet application-development methodologies.  A comprehensive book that covers the fundamentals needed to program on the Internet, this book pro… More >>

Internet & World Wide Web: How to Program


  1. This book is much better with more detail and in a more interesting format than the Deitels’ other books on computer technology. It has been so in the previous three editions, and this edition continues the tradition while updating the contents to reflect the new technologies on both the client and the server that are available for rich Internet applications. It has a very good introduction to Javascript for the novice programmer as well as a good explanation of Ajax. In fact, it’s one of the clearer explanations of that technology that I’ve seen. I really liked the section on Adobe Flash CS3 and how the authors illustrated the usage of the application by building a simple interactive game. The appendix is very useful with information on XHTML tags,

    Javascript, and various coding systems. Very much recommended for someone starting out programming who wants to know what programming on the Internet is like in the year 2007 without already being an expert desktop programmer in C++ or Java. If you’re not familiar with the Deitels’ approach to technical books, they favor an example-based approach with lots of recipes in numbered steps and “live-code” examples that are usually color-coded so that certain portions of the code are highlighted as the text discusses each portion. For this subject the approach works well and keeps things moving. The product description does not show a table of contents, so I do that next:

    Part 1: Introduction 1

    1 Introduction to Computers and the Internet 2

    2 Web Browser Basics: Internet Explorer and Firefox 28

    3 Dive Into Web 2.0 50

    Part 2: The Ajax Client 117

    4 Introduction to XHTML 118

    5 Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) 159

    6 JavaScript: Introduction to Scripting 19

    7 JavaScript: Control Statements I 234

    8 JavaScript: Control Statements II 278

    9 JavaScript: Functions 321

    10 JavaScript: Arrays 362

    11 JavaScript: Objects 403

    12 Document Object Model (DOM): Objects and Collections 458

    13 JavaScript: Events 487

    14 XML and RSS 515

    15 Ajax-Enabled Rich Internet Applications 588

    Part 3: Rich Internet Application Client Technologies 635

    16 Adobe Flash CS3 636

    17 Adobe Flash CS3: Building an Interactive Game 683

    18 Adobe Flex 2 and Rich Internet

    19 Microsoft Silverlight and Rich Internet Applications 770

    20 Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 830

    Part 4: Rich Internet Application Server Technologies 857

    21 Web Servers (IIS and Apache) 858

    22 Database: SQL, MySQL, ADONET 2.0

    23 PHP 905

    24 Ruby on Rails 956

    25 ASPNET 2.0 and ASPNET Ajax 1009

    26 JavaServer FacesWeb Applications 1118

    27 Ajax-Enabled JavaServer Faces

    28 Web Services 1225

    Part 5: Appendices 1303

    A XHTML Special Characters 1304

    B XHTML Colors 1305

    C JavaScript Operator Precedence Chart 1308

    D ASCII Character Set 1310

    E Number Systems 1311

    F Unicode 1325
    Rating: 4 / 5

  2. This book goes indepth into every possible web development code/means/software it’s simply amazing. I have good experience in C++ but none in web development, this book is akin to savitch’s book on C++, it’s very well done and very in depth I would highly recommend it to anyone who is eager to learn to do web design.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. I didn’t realize what a great book I was getting. It is a huge textbook that is well written and includes online resources. Overall, it is the best computer book I have ever seen, read, used, or owned. I recommend it to others.

    Oh…and…Javascript and Java programming language are two different things (this book covers Javascript). I will look for more Deitel books in the future…and not just because I need a good book on Java programming.

    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. Excellent book for those seeking to know WHAT internet programming technologies are about (HTML, XML, VBscript, PHP, MYSQL, SQL Serve, Apache, Dreamweaver, IIS, Javascript, etc).

    Good introductory book for programmers.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  5. This is used in our Web Admin class at school. It talks to a reader so lowly that it becomes monotonous and excruciating to read. It does not make a good reference as the information isn’t indexed well. The book does exceed in great lengths to explain every single detail of every aspect of every web building tool that one can purchase. It requires purchase of either Microsoft or Adobe products to use, there is no Open Source sources for use. Aptana is excellent for an Open Source web development tool. That is one area the book become specific, it details how-to on paid for products. Several classmates found the book to be just as bad. I learned more on w3schools in two days, than anything this book offers.

    I gave it two stars only because it could be a great book for someone emerging from a cave and deciding to be a web administrator.

    I have found this for several Deitel books. If you want excellent sources of information, get books from O’Reilly publishing, or Wiley publishing. Or better yet, search amazon by subject, and find a book with more than 20 reviews, and at least 4.5 stars.

    Previous to this class, and this book, my experience as a web admin was minimal to none. Other parts of computing were quite familiar.
    Rating: 2 / 5

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