Philip and Alex's Guide to Web Publishing
by Philip Greenspun
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[ why |
- Envisioning a site that won't be featured in
- So you want to join the world's grubbiest club:
- Scalable systems for on-line communities
- Static site development
- Learn to program HTML in 21 minutes
- Adding images to your site
- Publicizing your site
- So you want to run your own server
- User tracking
- Sites that are really programs
- Sites that are really databases
- Database management systems
- Interfacing a relational
database to the Web
- Case studies
- Better living through chemistry
- A future so bright you'll need to wear
Is it any good?
Maybe not. We used to use this as a textbook at MIT and then we
discovered that undergraduates just wanted to read the minimum number of
pages per week necessary to learn the material and get an A. For our
latest and greatest step-by-step guide, look at Software Engineering for Internet Applications.
Otherwise if you don't want to read the preceding chapters, you can
What was it like to write?
Winston Churchill, 1949, speaking at Britain's National Book Exhibition
about his World War II memoirs:
"Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an
amusement; then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and
then a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be
reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him out to
Steven Wright: "I'm writing a book. I've got the page numbers done."
me: "The book behind the book behind the book...".
Text and pictures copyright 1990-1998 Philip
Greenspun. Most of the pictures are from the travel section of photo.net,
except for the cover photo, which is by Elsa