"Visual InterDev promises to become the de facto standard for constructing dynamic, data-driven Web applications for the entire software industry. In fact, many Web sites and applications have already been created using Visual InterDev, and you can expect to see many more as time goes by."
This was the prediction I made in the introduction to Inside Microsoft Visual InterDev (Microsoft Press, 1997), and today, a year later, those words still stand. In fact, according to independent statistics, Visual InterDev has indeed become the de facto standard for development of dynamic, data-driven Web applications. The list of Internet, intranet, and extranet sites using this technology reads like a who's who of the major corporations throughout the world, including Compaq, Dell, Hallmark, Barnes and Noble, CNNSI, Marriott, CompUSA, and many others.
In this book, we'll look under the hood of Visual InterDev 6.0 and explore the unique features that make it such an exciting new product. The book is divided into six parts, which cover everything from getting started to more complex topics such as advanced database topics, three-tier architectures (incorporating Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 components and Microsoft Transaction Server 2.0), and the incorporation of digital certificates (using Microsoft Certificate Server).