Web Scenerio 3
Instructions: Discuss the following below.

Case Study: Choose Your CGI

Darius is the project manager of a Web development team for a mid-size corporation. The

team needs to choose a CGI technology for the company’s new primary Web site. Darius

must write the recommendation that upper management will review in deciding whether

to approve funds.

In creating a short summary of the project, Darius asked his team members to help

answer the following questions:
Do any developers in the company know common CGI technologies?
What operating systems are currently in use in the company? (by percentage, such as 50 percent Windows, 30 percent Linux, 20 percent Solaris)
What operating systems are ideal for this project?
What Web servers are ideal for this project?
Darius learned that the company’s computer environment was almost completely

Windows-based. Also, several members of the Web development team knew how to use

VBScript and had experience using Active Server Pages (ASP). Although ASP is an older

Microsoft technology (.NET is newer and more versatile), the Web development team

recommended ASP as the best choice.

As Darius’ team made their choice, they considered the importance of using client-side

technologies such as JavaScript. However, they also considered that some browsers do

not support JavaScript, and that some users may deactivate JavaScript in their

browsers, which could cause Web pages to render differently and disappoint some site

visitors. After some deliberation, Darius and his team decided to use server-side

technology (specifically ASP) for all applications.

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As a class, consider this scenario and discuss the following points:
Would Darius’ team have chosen the same CGI technology if the computer environment had been mostly Linux? What might they have chosen instead?
If Darius’ team had chosen a client-side technology, what steps could they have taken to improve accessibility?

Minumin of 250 word and one source recited APA