ASP is a server side scripting language which is used to enhance the abilities and hide the business logic from a client.
By Client side I mean that it resides on the client(Browser).
Thank you, Khalid. Your reply helped tremendously.
I hope my question makes sence. I'm knew to this. If you would like me to clarify, please let me know.
If I understood u correctly.
then there is a variety of programming languages you can use, on the server side
OK. So here is my quandary. I want to build a dynamic web site, which will calculate logarithmic functions based on user input and invisible database info. Does that make sence? I then want the application server to respond appropriately. Would I need both a client side and a server side language to accomplish this or will one or the other suffice? Security is a big issue and would rather not share my log functions with the client, only the result.
Ok, here is the point.
There now it all depends on your particular case, and how your logic will be and is for your datamodel.
Thank you, good sir, for all the valuable information. You have pointed me in the right direction so far, so I won't ask you about logic and data models. I will however, ask you what your preferred server-side language is? Could C++ be considered a server-side language? and most importantly, could you suggest a good book on this topic?
I gues you could use C++,
My choice would be java(Servlet or Jsp) and if you have extremely database dependent application model the probably Java,J2EE framework.This will increase your applications prtablity on various OS's.
If you know more and actual guidance in using java related tecnologies,let ne know,I may be of a help..:-)