September 2, 2014
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Nominations for Product of the Year Begin October 15
Help choose the best of the best for the upcoming year.

Rendering Images in ASP.NET Directly from Your Database
There's no need to store file system paths in a database. Just store images in your database and then directly load them to your ASP.NET pages. Product of the Year 2003 Results
The votes have been counted. See what you chose as the Product of the Year 2003.

Term of the Week: "Beta"
In this ongoing look at different terms in the development industry, I pick an easy one -- or is it?

Term of the Week: CGI
This week's Term of the Week column tackles CGI - Common Gateway Interface.

New Column: Term of the Week
New column starting this week!

Kurt Seifried discusses security with a focus on CGI scripts. Does you site--or your ISP's--have CGI scripts that are a security risk?

So, You Want a Discussion Group, Huh?
I ran into Matt's Script Archive. It's a great site. He doesn't offer a great number of scripts, but the ones he does have work like a dream.

So, You Want To Register Your Pages, Huh?
To "register" your page is to place it in the database of the search engine. That's what we'll talk about here.

So, You Want Sponsors/Advertisers, Huh?
I get letters all the time saying they want to advertise on their home page. I say, Great! How many people are coming in a day? I'm not talking hits mind you, I'm talking visitors.

So, You Want To Telnet, Huh?
Ever since I put up the three CGI tutorials I have been getting mail asking what I mean by "telnet into your system." I put this quick lesson together to explain in a bit more detail.

Site Search With AltaVista and HotBot
Use AltaVista or HotBot as your personal search engine!

So, You Want Your Own BBS Server, Huh?
People have been writing to me for a while now asking how they can get a Billboard Server or a Newsgroup-type effect. Others want to be able to post the results of their e-mail guestbook without all the hassle. Well, here's the answer.

So, You Want Your Own Counter CGI, Huh?
Everybody wants a counter on their page. I can understand. I love the look of a counter proclaiming to all that my page is cool enough for a couple hundred thousand to roll through.

So, You Want A Client-Side Image Map, Huh?
This map works through placing coordinates on the HTML page. Viewers must have a higher level browser to see it work.

So, You Want An Image Map, Huh?
This describes the creation of a CGI (Common Gateway Interface) image map. This type of map will work on all browsers.

So, You Want A Searchable Database, Huh?
Learn to create a searchable database for your Web page.

CGIs in Perl
Now that you are ready to dive into object-oriented programming (OOP) with Perl, you are probably thinking that OOP must make writing CGIs a snap. After all, most of what you are doing is parsing form data and generating HTML responses. If you enscapsulat

Writing object-oriented CGIs with Perl
Perl is by far the current language of choice for writing Common Gateway Interface (CGI) programs. Among the reasons for choosing Perl is its availability, its ease of use and its robustness. With Perl 5, object-oriented programming (OOP) has been added to this list.

Replacing your CGIs with Java servlets
From the very first days of the Web, people have wanted their Web servers to do more than just serve static documents. The Common Gateway Interface (CGI) extends the server's abilities but at the cost of launching additional processes. There also is FastC

So, You Want A Counter, Huh?
This is without a doubt the number one item people ask me about. Everyone wants a counter. Why? I don't know. My guess is because someone else has one. I don't have a lot of room to talk. I have one, too.

So, You Want To Place A CGI, Huh?
If you follow this tutorial, you will be guided through the steps to place a guestbook CGI onto your system.

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