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Beginning REALbasic: From Novice to Professionalby Jerry Lee Jr. Ford
Synopses & Reviews
ASP.NET's model for supporting language extensibility is intriguing to developers everywhere. With support for traditional, statically compiled languages like C# as well as dynamic languages like Python, ASP.NET now has a natural ability to support languages that developers want to work with, not ones they are forced to use. ASP.NET is quickly becoming an attractive place for today's dynamic languages.
Pro ASP.NET Extensibility gives readers in?depth insight into the language model within ASP.NET, going beyond the introductory treatment of the topic available elsewhere, providing lots of practical tips and tricks from an experienced developer. Learn about the extensibility and runtime models available with both .NET 3.5 and 4.0, Windows Server 2003 and 2008, and Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 and 7.0. The book explains not only how things work, but also why. Using Joerg Krause 's experienced advice and sound tricks, you?ll be able to go further with your very own language projects and transform your .NET development on your own terms?made possible with ASP.NET's popular extensibility model.Discover how ASP.NET is extensible in .NET 3.5 and 4.0. Look in?depth into the internals of ASP.NET page processing. Customize the behavior of the ASP.NET engine. What you?ll learn Understand .NET Framework's general and ASP.NET's particular extensibility features. Extend, replace, or modify the default behavior of almost all basic page processing features. See how the runtime model's internal processing works. Learn tips and tricks for optimizing your applications to run with new dynamic language support. Explore IronPython and the DLR. Get a look toward to the future, with advice on point for .NET 4.0 in each chapter Who this book is for
This book is for experienced ASP.NET developers who want to get the most out of ASP.NET and learn how to program real-life applications. It's also for beginners who want to know what's possible with ASP.NET. Table of Contents Understanding ASP.NET Worker and Threads Modules and Handlers Providers and Configuration Extending the Resource Model Page and Session Management Security and User Management Site Management Control Extensibility
REALbasic is a programming language, allowing almost anyone to write sophisticated applications that can be distributed across the Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. This practical tutorial reference is ideal for anyone wishing to master REALbasic, from b
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Table of Contents
Cover — Contents — About the Author — About the Technical Reviewer — Acknowledgments — Introduction — PART 1 Introducing REALbasic — CHAPTER 1 An Introduction to REALbasic — Overview of REALbasic — Standard vs. Professional — REALbasic vs. Visual Basic — REALbasic vs. Apple's XCode — Online REALbasic Support Services — Getting Started with Your First REALbasic Application — Summary — CHAPTER 2 Navigating the REALbasic Integrated Development Environment — Starting REALbasic — The REALbasic Menu — REALbasic's Main Toolbar — REALbasic's Bookmarks Toolbar — REALbasic's Screen Area — REALbasic's Tips Bar — REALbasic's Integrated Help Features — Building a Custom Web Browser — Summary — PART 2 Learning How to Program with REALbasic — CHAPTER 3 Creating an Application's User Interface — Building Application Windows — Changing the Default Window — Deleting Windows — Encrypting and Decrypting Windows — Working with Controls — A REALbasic Control Overview — Extending REALbasic Functionality by Adding New Controls — Control Alignment — Changing Tab Order — Building a Desktop Clock — Summary — CHAPTER 4 Working with REALbasic Menus — Working with REALbasic Menu Bars — Adding Menus, Submenus, and Menu Items — Enhancing Menu Systems — Using Menu Items to Trigger Command and Code Execution — Controlling Access to Menu Items — Reconfiguring Menu Organization — Customizing the Apple and Macintosh Menus — Creating a StickyPad Application — Summary — CHAPTER 5 Storing and Retrieving Application Data — Adding Comments to Your Code — Storing and Retrieving Data — Working with Variables — Converting Between Data Types — Storing Data in Arrays — Working with Dictionaries — Constants — Reserved Keywords — Creating a Starter Desktop Calculator — Summary — CHAPTER 6 Making Decisions with Conditional Logic — Implementing Conditional Logic — Working with the If ... Then Statement — The Select ... Case Block — #If ... #EndIf — REALbasic Operators — Creating a Computer Game — Summary — CHAPTER 7 Iterative Processing — Processing Data with Loops — Shortcuts for Creating Loops — Guarding Against Endless Loops — Creating a REALbasic Movie Player — Summary — CHAPTER 8 Object-Oriented Programming — An Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming — Event-Driven Programming — Working with Modules — Working with Windows — Building the RB Picture Viewer — Summary — PART 3 Advanced Topics — CHAPTER 9 Processing Text Files — Working with Plain and Styled Text Documents — Defining File Types — Accessing Files and Folders — Process Text Files — Working with Styled Text — Saving Files — Printing Files — Creating a REALbasic Word Processor — Summary — CHAPTER 10 Working with Databases — REALbasic's Database Support — Creating and Opening REAL SQL Databases — Defining Database Schema — Querying Database Data — Developing Database Front-Ends — The RB Book Database — Summary — CHAPTER 11 Working with Graphics and Audio — Adding Sound Effects to REALbasic Applications — Working with Graphics.
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