Web Parts are reusable components that extract data from existing Microsoft or non-Microsoft applications for use in ASP.NET Web pages; they can also be used to build user controls
Presents developers with an understanding of how Web Parts work and how they can be developed
Examines how to secure and integrate Web Parts into other Windows systems (SQL Server, Office, ASP.NET, Content Manager)
Web 2.0 Ajax portals are among the most successful web applications of the Web
2.0 generation. iGoogle and Pageflakes are the pioneers in this market and were
among the first to show Ajax’s potential. Portal sites give users a personal homepage
with one-stop access to information and entertainment from all over the Web, as
well as dashboards that deliver powerful content aggregation for enterprises. A Web
2.0 portal can be used as a content repository just like a SharePoint or DotNetNuke
site. Because they draw on Ajax to deliver rich, client-side interactivity, Web 2.
o the folks at Sybex, especially Tom Cirtin who made this book available, Acey J. Bunch
for his technical expertise, and Erica Yee and Judy Flynn for their contributions to this
book. I want to thank Rodnay Zaks, the president of Sybex, who signed the contract. I also
extend my thanks to the other people in the Sybex team.
I still need to thank other people, especially the readers who have provided me with their
comments and suggestions about my previous works. During the process of writing this
book, the test monkey in Chapter 3 frequently reminded me of my early days as a schoolboy.
Donald Lobo, Michal Mach, and I started CiviCRM almost six years ago. Back then, open source software had gained traction in the operating system arena, but the idea of an open source application designed from the ground up to meet the needs of non-profits and other civic sector organizations was pretty radical. We were convinced that there was a natural affinity between the principals of open source development, namely peer production, collaboration, and transparency, and the goals and culture of many civic sector organizations.
The vast majority of U.S. residential consumers face a monopoly
or duopoly in broadband Internet access. Until now, the Internet has been
characterized by a regime of “net neutrality,” which means there has been no
discrimination between the price of transmitting packets based on the
identity of either the transmitter or the identity of the receiver, based on the
application, or the type of content the packet contains.