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No Code Required

Giving Users Tools to Transform the Web

Revolutionary tools are emerging from research labs that enable all computer users to customize and automate their use of the Web without learning how to program. No Code Required takes cutting edge material from academic and industry leaders - the people creating these tools -- and presents the research, development, application, and impact of a variety of new and emerging systems.


Practitioners, researchers, and students in end user programming, human computer interaction, web design user experience design, software and web interaction/interface designers, information design, information architecture, usability engineers, web application designers

Paperback, 512 Pages

Published: April 2010

Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 978-0-12-381541-5


  • "The web is becoming not only a venue for people to receive information but increasingly a place for them to create new forms of information and to share them. The transition in the role from being a passive consumer to an active consumer as well as contributor is made possible by exactly the kind of work described in this book." -- Dr. Margaret Burnett, Dept of Computer Science, Oregon State University


  • Introduction

    1. End User Programming on the Web Allen Cypher (IBM)
    2. Why We Customize the Web Robert Miller (MIT)

    I. End User Programming Languages for the Web

    1. Sloppy Programming Greg Little (MIT)
    2. Mixing the reactive with the personal: Opportunities for end user programming in Personal information management (system) Max Van Kleek (MIT)
    3. Going beyond PBD: A Play-by-Play and Mixed-initiative Approach (system) Hyuckchul Jung (Institute for Human and Machine Cognition)
    4. Rewriting the Web with Chickenfoot (system) Robert Miller (MIT)
    5. A Goal-Oriented Web Browser (system) Alexander Faaborg (Mozilla)

    II. Systems and Applications

    1. Clip, Connect, Clone: Combining Application Elements to Build Custom Interfaces for Information Access (system) Jun Fujima (Hokkaido)
    2. Mash Maker (system) Robert Ennals (Intel)
    3. Collaborative scripting on the web (system) Tessa Lau (IBM)
    4. Programming by a Sample: Rapidly Creating Web Applications with d.mix (system) Björn Hartmann (Stanford)
    5. Highlight: End User Mobilization of Existing Web Sites (system) Jeffrey Nichols (IBM)
    6. Subjunctive Interfaces for the Web Aran Lunzer (University of Copenhagen)
    7. From Web Summaries to Search Templates: Automation for Personal Web Content (system) Mira Dontcheva (Adobe Systems)
    8. Access to the Temporal Web Through Zoetrope (system) Eytan Adar (University of Washington)
    9. Enabling End Users to Independently Build Accessibility into the Web Jeffrey Bigham (University of Washington)
    10. Social Accessibility: A Collaborative Approach For Improving Web Accessibility (system) Yevgen Borodin (Stony Brook)

    III. Data Management and Interoperability

    1. A World Wider than the Web: End User Programming Across Multiple Domains (system) Will Haines (SRI)
    2. Knowing What You're Talking About: Natural Language Programming of a Multi-Player Online Game (system) Henry Lieberman (MIT)

    IV. User Studies

    1. Mashups for Web-Active End Users Nan Zang (Penn State)
    2. Mashed layers and muddled models: debugging mashup applications M. Cameron Jones (Yahoo!)
    3. Reuse in the world of end-user programmers Christopher Scaffidi (CMU)
    4. Using Web Search to Write Programs Joel Brandt (Stanford)


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