What is internet programming?
Internet programming is a way to create dynamic (changing) websites. We can connect your website to your inventory or sales databases and you can view your data from any browser, anywhere. We can also setup private forums so your customers can stay connected with your employees via the internet.
With a server-side scripting language. commands are embedded within a webpage and are parsed and executed on the web server to generate dynamic HTML pages. Some examples of common Server-Side languages are PHP, ASP, Perl and Cold Fusion. Common uses of server side scripting include inventory management, sales tracking systems, automatic email systems, and ecommerce.
Client-Side Scripting is the opposite of Server-Side Scripting. Much of the code is very similar but the difference is in where the ‘thinking’ is done. For example, in the above links we gave a scenario where we could have the programming in the web-page display the current time and date. In this example, the ‘thinking’ or processing happened on the Server-Side. This means that the web-server did the computation and then output the result to the browser as HTML. You could do the same operation at the client-side if you wanted too. Then the browsing computer would be doing the‘thinking’ and giving you the time. There are many technical reasons why it is good and bad to do either type of scripting.
What does this term mean exactly? It means doing business on the web. The act of displaying your products, offering an interactive shopping cart, taking credit card orders, and providing a receipt for the customer. This business model is highly attractive to more and more business owners daily for many reasons. To name a few, highly reduced overhead (less employees and utilities to pay), better organization (all orders come to you in an organized format with the ability to print sales reports, inventory, or anything else you require).