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The Role of ASP

We've sort of glossed over things with regard to the role of ASP within the distributed enterprise. So now let's pick up the ball. The first and foremost benefit of ASP is that the technology truly takes advantage of thin client distributed computing. The core functionality of ASP is that it has the ability to access data using standard Microsoft data access methods, perform algorithmic computing and return its output in standard, vanilla HTML that any browser can support. ASP really is the dream of the thin client come true.

Less Labor, More Power

Listing 1.1 is a piece of ASP code that opens a database, does a query and outputs HTML. The results of the code are shown in Figure 1.8.


  

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