I'm reading through the Wrox Beginning E-commerce with Visual Basic, ASP, SQL Server and MTS book. I'm proficient with ASP and SQL Server. I'm completely comfortable with that portion of the development.
I'm reading over chapter 3 which discusses building objects like the visit, database and catalog objects using Visual Basic. I've never used Visual Basic before and was curious if I can still implement the e-commerce site in the book without building these objects.
Can anyone help explain the business object model? I've never developed an e-commerce site before, so the business object model is brand new to me. What is it purpose?
Most importantly, can I still proceed through the book and build the e-commerce site without building these objects? I've looked at chapter 6 which goes into setting up the database, which looks pretty straightforward.
I'm capable of building the front end with ASP as well. However, the objects built with VB
will be used, so is there a way to re-work the code to not include those objects?
If I had a better grasp of the purpose of these objects it might make better sense to me.
Can anyone offer any explanation and help? Thanks for any input.