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Designing Systems for Internet Commerce, Second Edition by Lawrence C. Stewart, G. Winfield Treese

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Chapter 8. The Internet and the World Wide Web

 

Technology . . . the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it.

 
 --Max Frisch[1]

The Technology of the Internet

Part One of this book was primarily about the business issues for Internet commerce. Understanding the business is really the first step in planning a successful system for Internet commerce. In Part Two, we delve into the technology used to make those business plans real. We will be discussing both the core principles underlying the technology (such as how to think about security for Internet commerce) and some current technology components (such as some of the communications protocols used on the Internet today). The core principles provide some guidance for making ...

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