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Programming the World Wide Web┐ is intended for undergraduate students who have completed a course in object-oriented programming. It also serves as an up-to-date reference for Web programming professionals.

Programming the World Wide Web┐ provides a comprehensive introduction to the tools and skills required for both client- and server-side programming, teaching students how to develop platform-independent sites using the most current Web development technology. Essential programming exercises are presented using a manageable progression: students begin with a foundational Web site and employ new languages and technologies to add features as they are discussed in the course. Readers with previous experience programming with an object-oriented language are guided through concepts relating to client-side and server-side programming. All of the markup documents in the book are validated using the W3C validation program.

Teaching and Learning Experience
This program presents a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. It will help:

  • Teach Students how to Develop Platform-independent Sites:┐Students will benefit from a comprehensive introduction to the tools and skills required for both client- and server-side programming.
  • Present Essential Programming Exercises in a Logical Progression:┐Students begin with a foundational Web site and employ new languages and technologies to add features as they are discussed in the course.

Author Biography

Dr. Robert W. Sebesta is an Associate Professor Emeritus of computer science at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He received his PhD in computer science from Pennsylvania State University. His professional interests are the design and evaluation of programming languages, compiler design, and software-testing methods and tools. He is the author of Concepts of Programming Languages, 10e .

Table of Contents

1. Fundamentals

            1.1            A Brief Introduction to the Internet

            1.2            The World Wide Web

            1.3            Web Browsers

            1.4            Web Servers

            1.5            Uniform Resource Locators

            1.6            Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions

            1.7            The Hypertext Transfer Protocol

            1.8            Security

            1.9            The Web Programmer’s Toolbox

2.  Introduction to HTML/XHTML

            2.1            Origins and Evolution of HTML and XHTML

            2.2            Basic Syntax

            2.3            Standard HTML Document Structure

            2.4            Basic Text Markup

            2.5            Images

            2.6            Hypertext Links

            2.7            Lists

            2.8            Tables

            2.9            Forms

            2.10            The Audio Element

            2.11            The Video Element

            2.12            Organization Elements

            2.13            The Time Element

            2.14            Syntactic Differences between HTML and XHTML

3. Cascading Style Sheets

            3.1            Introduction

            3.2            Levels of Style Sheets

            3.3            Style Specification Formats

            3.4            Selector Forms

            3.5            Property-Value Forms

            3.6            Font Properties

            3.7            List Properties

            3.8            Alignment of Text

            3.9            Color

            3.10            The Box Model

            3.11            Background Images

            3.12            The span  and div Tags

            3.13            Conflict Resolution

4. The Basics of JavaScript

            4.1            Overview of JavaScript

            4.2            Object Orientation and JavaScript

            4.3            General Syntactic Characteristics

            4.4            Primitives, Operations, and Expressionsa

            4.5            Screen Output and Keyboard Input

            4.6            Control Statements

            4.7            Object Creation and Modification

            4.8            Arrays

            4.9            Functions

            4.10            An Example

            4.11            Constructors

            4.12            Pattern Matching Using Regular Expressions

            4.13            Another Example

            4.14            Errors in Scripts

5. JavaScript and HTML Documents

            5.1            The JavaScript Execution Environment

            5.2            The Document Object Model

            5.3            Element Access in JavaScript

            5.4            Events and Event Handling

            5.5            Handling Events from Body Elements

            5.6            Handling Events from Button Elements

            5.7            Handling Events from Text Box and Password Elements

            5.8            The DOM 2 Event Model

            5.9            The  canvas Element

            5.10            The  navigator  Object

            5.11            DOM Tree Traversal and Modification

6. Dynamic Documents with JavaScript

             6.1            Introduction

            6.2            Positioning Elements

            6.3            Moving Elements

            6.4            Element Visibility

            6.5            Changing Colors and Fonts

            6.6            Dynamic Content

            6.7            Stacking Elements

            6.8            Locating the Mouse Cursor

            6.9            Reacting to a Mouse Click

            6.10            Slow Movement of Elements

            6.11            Dragging and Dropping Elements

7. Introduction to XML

            7.1            Introduction

            7.2            Uses of XML

            7.3            The Syntax of XML

            7.4            XML Document Structure

            7.5            Namespaces

            7.6            XML Schemas

            7.7            Displaying Raw XML Documents

            7.8            Displaying XML Documents with CSS

            7.9            XSLT Style Sheets

            7.10            XML Processors

            7.11            Web Services

8.  Introduction to Flash

            8.1            Origins and Uses of Flash

            8.2            A First Look at the Flash Authoring Environment

            8.3            Drawing Tools

            8.4            Static Graphics

            8.5            Animation and Sound

            8.6            User Interactions

9.  Introduction to PHP

            9.1            Origins and Uses of PHP

            9.2            Overview of PHP

            9.3            General Syntactic Characteristics

            9.4            Primitives, Operations, and Expressions

            9.5            Output

            9.6            Control Statements

            9.7            Arrays

            9.8            Functions

            9.9            Pattern Matching

            9.10            Form Handling

            9.11            Cookies

            9.12            Session Tracking

10.  Introduction to Ajax

            10.1            Overview of Ajax

            10.2            The Basics of Ajax

            10.3            Return Document Forms

            10.4            Ajax Toolkits

            10.5            Security and Ajax

11. Java Web Software

            11.1            Introduction to Servlets

            11.2            The NetBeans Integrated Development Environment

            11.3            A Survey Example

            11.4            Storing Information on Clients

            11.5            JavaServer Pages

            11.6            JavaBeans

            11.7            Model-View-Controller Application Architecture

            11.8            JavaServer Faces

12. Introduction to ASP.NET

            12.1            Overview of the .NET Framework

            12.2            A Bit of C#

            12.3            Introduction to ASP.NET

            12.4            ASP.NET Controls

            12.5            ASP.NET AJAX

            12.6            Web Services

13.  Database Access through the Web

            13.1            Relational Databases

            13.2            An Introduction to the Structured Query Language

            13.3            Architectures for Database Access

            13.4            The MySQL Database System

            13.5            Database Access with PHP and MySQL

            13.6            Database Access with JDBC and MySQL

            13.7            Database Access with ASP.NET and MySQL

14. Android Software Development

                14.1 Overview

                14.2 The Tools

                14.3 The Architecture of Android Applications

                14.4 The Execution Model for Android Applications

                14.5 View Groups

              14.6 Simple Views

              14.7 An Example Application

              14.8 Running an Application on an Android Device           

              14.9 Using the Class to Call Other Activities

              14.10 An Example Application: A Second Activity

              14.11 More Widgets

              14.12 Dealing with Lists

              14.13 Data Persistence

              14.14 Using the Debugger

15. Introduction to Ruby

            15.1            Origins and Uses of Ruby

            15.2            Scalar Types and Their Operations

            15.3            Simple Input and Output

            15.4            Control Statements

            15.5            Fundamentals of Arrays

            15.6            Hashes

            15.7            Methods

            15.8            Classes

            15.9            Blocks and Iterators

            15.10            Pattern Matching

16. Introduction to Rails

            16.1            Overview of Rails

            16.2            Document Requests

            16.3            Rails Applications with Databases

Appendix A: Intoduction to Java

  A.1 Overview of Java

  A.2 Data Types and Structures

  A.3 Classes, Objects, and Methods

   A.4 Interfaces

   A.5 Exception Handling

Appendix B: Named Colors and Their Hexadecimal Values    

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