Synopses & Reviews
Web 2.0 architecture opens up an incredible number of options for flexible web design, creative reuse, and easier updates. Along with covering the key languages and techniques of Web 2.0, this unique book introduces you to all of the technologies that make up Web 2.0 at a professional level. Throughout the chapters, you'll find code for several example applications built with popular frameworks that you'll be able to utilize.
What you will learn from this book
- How Web 2.0 applications are developed
- New ways to get the major client-side technologies to work together
- The new class of emerging tools
- All about HTTP and URIs, XML, syndication, microformats, and Web Services
- Techniques for implementing and maintaining your URI space
- How to serve XML over HTTP
- Steps for building mashups to aggregate information from multiple sources
- Methods for enhancing security in your applications
Who this book is for
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.
About the Author
Eric van der Vlist
is an independent consultant and trainer. His domain of expertise includes Web development and XML technologies. He is the creator and main editor of XMLfr.org, the main site dedicated to XML technologies in French, the author of the O’Reilly books XML Schema
and RELAX NG
, and a member or the ISO DSDL (http://dsdl.org) working group, which focuses on XML schema languages. He is based in Paris and you can reach him by mail (email@example.com) or meet him at one of the many conferences where he presents his projects.
Erik Bruchez has extensive experience in the software industry as a software architect and consultant. As a former employee of Symantec Corporation, he contributed to the VisualCafe for Java product line. In 1999, he co-founded Orbeon, Inc. (www.orbeon.com), where he is now an architect of Orbeon PresentationServer (OPS), an open source web platform for form-based applications that builds on technologies such as XForms and Ajax. Erik participates in the W3C’s XForms and XML Processing Model working groups. He is the author of articles about web applications and XML technologies and has been a speaker at conferences such as JavaOne, ObjectWebCon, and XTech. Erik holds an MS/CS degree from the Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland. He spends most of his time between Switzerland and California and can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joe Fawcett started programming in the seventies and briefly worked in IT after leaving full-time education. He then pursued a more checkered career before returning to software development in 1994. In 2003 he was awarded the title of Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in XML for community contributions and technical expertise. He currently works in London as senior developer for FTC Kaplan Ltd, a leading international provider of accountancy and business training.
Danny Ayers is a freelance developer, technical author, and consultant specializing in cutting-edge Web technologies. His motivation is the belief that with a little encouragement, the Web can be significantly more useful and interesting than it is now. He’s been a blogger for some five years (http://dannyayers.com), with a tendency to post material relating to the Semantic Web or cat photos.
Technical Editor Micah Dubinko is an experienced software architect and writer working for the Mobile Platform group at Yahoo! Inc. He has been programming since the third grade—at the time on a computer with only 2K of memory. Micah served as an editor and author of the W3C XForms specification, publishing a book in print and online, and eventually being awarded the InfoWorld Innovators 2004 award for his effort. Since then, he has contributed to and edited numerous Web 2.0 books and articles. His blog is at http://dubinko.info/blog/. Micah lives with his wife and two daughters in Silicon Valley.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Hello Web 2.0 World.
Charting the Landscape.
Exploring Behind the Scene.
Making BuzzWatch a Better Web Citizen.
Making BuzzWatch More Maintainable.
Applying the Final Touch.
Chapter 2: Page Presentation.
Creating Clean and Simple Pages.
From HTML to XHTML.
The Document Object Model.
Cascading Style Sheets.
Chapter 4: Design Principles.
Common Design Issues.
Chapter 5: What’s Next for Web 2.0?
XSLT and XPath.
What’s Next for HTML.
Chapter 6: Rich Client Alternatives.
From Browsers to Rich Clients.
Comparing Rich Client Frameworks.
Chapter 7: HTTP and URIs.
How the Web Was Won.
Web 1.0: HTML, URLs, and HTTP.
The Web Model and REST.
Considerations for Building an HTTP Service.
What’s on the Wire?
Chapter 8: XML and Its Alternatives.
Alternatives to XML.
Chapter 9: Syndication.
Some Syndication Basics.
The Syndication Process.
Chapter 10: Microformats.
The Basics of Microformats.
Creating Microformat Documents.
Chapter 11: Combining Protocols to Build Web Services.
Clarifying Web Services.
REST versus WS-*.
Chapter 12: Serving XML over HTTP.
How Is Serving HTML Different?
Serving Static Content.
Serving Dynamic Content.
XQuery and XML Databases.
Chapter 13: Databases and Non-XML Sources.
Dealing with Non-XML Sources.
Converting Relational Data to XML.
Converting Binary Data to XML.
Chapter 14: Creating Syndication Channels.
A Simple Atom Service.
Running the Application.
Adding E-mail Support.
Chapter 15: Mashups, HTML Scraping, and Web Services.
Popular Examples: Mapping Mashups.
Why Use Mashups?
The Business Model of Mashups.
Mapping and Badges.
Chapter 16: Implementing and Maintaining Your URI Space.
Future-Proofing Your URIs.
Managing Change in Your URI Space.
Your URI Mapping Toolbox.
Chapter 17: Podcasting and Serving Multimedia.
The Formats Labyrinth.
Chapter 18: Security.
What Is Security?
Lessons Learned from History.
The Layered Approach.
Authentication and Authorization.
Secure Sockets Layer.
Web Services Security.