how do you turn a great app into a an ASP model? – PHP

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Q(Question):

I have seceral apps I am in the process of turning into apps for the ASP
model. By that I mean, a self-service web site where people can register
themselves and use it without any admin interaction.

A common example is the email or sales force automation. A user finds the
site, signs up/pays, and is off & running.

These are things I am working on converting form a single user app to asp.
Please let me know what else I should be thinking about:
– Adding one layer of abstraction to the database
– figuring out how to dynamically create their own directory for uploads
– configuration file for some personalization of the site

Any thoughts/comments/suggestions?

A(Answer):

"NotGiven" <no****@nonegiven.net> wrote in message
news:61******************@bignews4.bellsouth.net.. .

I have seceral apps I am in the process of turning into apps for the ASP
model. By that I mean, a self-service web site where people can register
themselves and use it without any admin interaction.

A common example is the email or sales force automation. A user finds the
site, signs up/pays, and is off & running.

These are things I am working on converting form a single user app to asp.
Please let me know what else I should be thinking about:
– Adding one layer of abstraction to the database
– figuring out how to dynamically create their own directory for uploads
– configuration file for some personalization of the site

Any thoughts/comments/suggestions?

Um first thing in my opinion is to post to an ASP site, this is a PHP site.
(or am I missing something here? Does ASP model mean something else?)


Mike Bradley
http://www.gzentools.com — free online php tools

A(Answer):

"CountScubula" <me@scantek.hotmail.com> wrote:

Um first thing in my opinion is to post to an ASP site, this is a PHP
site. (or am I missing something here? Does ASP model mean something
else?)

I think he means an Application Service Provider model.

JOn

A(Answer):

"NotGiven" <no****@nonegiven.net> wrote in message
news:61******************@bignews4.bellsouth.net.. .

I have seceral apps I am in the process of turning into apps for the ASP
model. By that I mean, a self-service web site where people can register
themselves and use it without any admin interaction.

A common example is the email or sales force automation. A user finds the
site, signs up/pays, and is off & running.

These are things I am working on converting form a single user app to asp.
Please let me know what else I should be thinking about:
– Adding one layer of abstraction to the database
– figuring out how to dynamically create their own directory for uploads
– configuration file for some personalization of the site

Any thoughts/comments/suggestions?

Yes, SECURITY. I know most people will think that’s the last piece of the
puzzle but believe me if you model does not have a (well defined) security
layer, everything else is useless.

A(Answer):

> >> Yes, SECURITY. I know most people will think that’s the last piece of
the

puzzle but believe me if you model does not have a (well defined) security
layer, everything else is useless.

Please elaborate more on well-defined security. This is what I typically do
for PHP work – please let me know what more I need:
– user authemticated against a database
– user authentication carried over using session variables
– data retrieval using well-defined SQL allowing only that user’s data to be
viewed

Security is a concern for all applications, but a particular concern for asp
model applications, I agree. Please let me know standards and procedures if
any.

Many thanks.

A(Answer):

> Um first thing in my opinion is to post to an ASP site, this is a PHP
site.

(or am I missing something here? Does ASP model mean something else?)


Mike Bradley
http://www.gzentools.com — free online php tools

By ASP, I meant the Application Service Provider business model. Sorry for
the confusion. An ASP business application model might turn private email
program into an application everyone can use. And what I asking is, what do
I need to think of taking an application from my private app to one everyone
can use. Instead of creating little versions for everyone, I create one
version that everyone can use. Same functionality but now everyone uses it
without knowing or caring that everyone else is using it.

A(Answer):

"NotGiven" <no****@nonegiven.net> wrote in message
news:eq************@bignews6.bellsouth.net…

Um first thing in my opinion is to post to an ASP site, this is a PHP site.

(or am I missing something here? Does ASP model mean something else?)


Mike Bradley
http://www.gzentools.com — free online php tools

By ASP, I meant the Application Service Provider business model. Sorry

for the confusion. An ASP business application model might turn private email
program into an application everyone can use. And what I asking is, what
do I need to think of taking an application from my private app to one
everyone can use. Instead of creating little versions for everyone, I create one
version that everyone can use. Same functionality but now everyone uses
it without knowing or caring that everyone else is using it.

Oh, Ic, My apologies.

The last time I di work along those lines was about 4 years ago, I ended up
using axctivex controls on a web page (I converted the apps visual interface
to an activex control to allow it to be shown on a web page)

then I used a perl/cgi back end to handle all the data.

But now days, it might just be easier to write the interface with Flash, and
comunicate with a php backend.

the last web activex control I wrote was 2 days ago for a simple demo for
uploading multiple files.

http://www.gzentools.com/test/mfupload.html


Mike Bradley
http://www.gzentools.com — free online php tools

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