|About the Book|
B2B Internet commerce has already eclipsed B2C numbers, and is poised for even more dramatic growth in the near future. Forrester Research estimates that annual B2B commerce will grow from $43 billion in 1998 to $1 trillion in 2003. A study fromMoreB2B Internet commerce has already eclipsed B2C numbers, and is poised for even more dramatic growth in the near future. Forrester Research estimates that annual B2B commerce will grow from $43 billion in 1998 to $1 trillion in 2003. A study from Internet Research Group and SRI Consulting predicts that businesses will spend $348 billion to build and improve their B2B Web sites in the next five years. While there are many books on the market dealing with B2B issues from a business managers standpoint, there are very few for the developer faced with making the plans a reality. Not only does it explain the technical issues involved, but it shows how to deal with the strategic issues of people, processes, and politics involved in any B2B project. B2B sites are inherently complex. This book shows how to reduce the complexity and risk, and create a stable, cost-effective site.-- While the market is flooded with books for the business manager on B2B, there is very little practical advice for developers.-- Contains extensive real-world source code examples, including a B2B site selling books to bookstores.-- Covers both the technical and the strategic issues involved in building B2B sites.-- Up-to-the-minute coverage of .NET technologies.-- Authors company is one of the leading companies doing B2B application development.Covers ASP.NET, Web Forms, SOAP, Biz Talk, the Webridge B2B platforms, traps to watch out for, how to form a development team, B2B project management, and more.This book explains both what to build for a B2B site, and how to build it. It covers both the technical and the strategic issues involved. The solutions provided are based upon the Microsoft.NET Framework.Web developers and architects with a basic familiarity with Windows 2000, Web servers, databases, OOP, and HTML.