-- Based on actual Fortune 500 client experiences building some of the world's most complex Web database applications.
-- Reflects distributed network programming models and their impacts on infrastructure and people.
-- CD-ROM: All source code from the book, plus evaluation copies of key application tools.
This book provides a comprehensive, vendor-neutral roadmap for planning, designing, and implementing enterprise-caliber electronic commerce sites. In this book, two leading eBusiness consultants demonstrate step-by-step how to ensure security, database and legacy application integration, scalability, stability, performance, and manageability. First, understand the components of your eBusiness system that may be out of your control, including browsers and Internet access -- and learn how to account for these elements in your architectural decisions. Next, discover how to take control of the elements you can control. Identify the best solutions for both perimeter and internal security; and the characteristics and impact of the logical "Internet Ring" where your Internet servers, applications, and services are maintained. Discover how to organize key aspects of your Internet architecture such as services, application logic, data access; and more. From start to finish, the authors integrate both technology and business processes, resulting in eBusiness systems that achieve their goals while minimizing risk.