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Reading an XML Feed using Classic ASP
This script offers an easy way to read from an XML feed, which can be easily adapted to read, say, the latest news from the BBC RSS feeds or perhaps the latest blog post from a WordPress-hosted company blog.
Displaying Errors In ASP
ASP does have a way to display errors, watch out though, doing this will display valuable information to potential hackers, it's best to only use this on a test server.
Installing Personal Web Server to run ASP
Before you can test Active Server Pages on your development PC, you need a web server. This article gives step-by-step instructions (literally) on how to install and configure Microsoft's Personal Web Server on Windows 98.
ASP upload to database or file
To database or not to database? Test of consumed resources (processor, memory) and results with file upload to database or file system. Test of JetOLEB connection to MDB, test of MSSQL 2000 and AppendChunk method and UPDATE text SQL command.
Fastest way of Database Access : Caching Records in Memory
A step by step tutorial on caching data in memory. This tutorial goes one step further from simply caching data in memory to allow you to set a time limit in seconds after which it refreshes the data in memory. Extremely useful technique. Online demo available.
DSN-less MS Access connection
In order to connect to an Acees database with ASP through ODBC using a DSN file, you'll need to have full access to the server to create the DSN file, something that can be difficult if your site is hosted somewhere. This lesson will teach you an alternative connecton method, a DSN-less connection. As tests has shown, an DSN-less connection to Access gives you better performance. You can have up to 20-30 simultaneous users on the db without problems.
You've Got Mail! - Site Server Direct Mailer
This article explains in graphics how to configure Site Server Direct Mailer, create test members and distribution lists, create template emails, and finally, create and run a Direct Mailer package to send the personalized emails to the target members.
Speed up Database Access using GetRows
This is an article on using Recordset. It uses GetRows method to speedup database access. One of the fastest ways of displaying database records with ASP. Sample Database and Code available for download.
Ignoring clicks from IP addresses
One requirement of the CoverYourASP advertising system is that multiple clickthroughs from the same IP address on the same day will be ignored. Another way to stop spiders is by testing the HTTP_USER_AGENT.