Understanding the Internet

A Glimpse into the Building Blocks, Applications, Security and Hidden Secrets of the Web

Edited by

  • Kevin Curran, University of Ulster, UK

A straightforward overview with minimum technical descriptions of the underlying networking principles, standards, applications and uses of the Internet. Understanding the Internet explains the underlying networking concepts, the protocols and standards which comprise the Internet, Internet trends and applications, the mobile Internet, security and the hidden Web. The Internet and World Wide Web are dramatically changing the world we live in and this book provides a holistic view of the Internet so that practitioners and users can more fully understand the concepts involved.
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Aimed at anyone who has an interest in learning more about the foundation of the Internet and the multitude of applications and development tools


Book information

  • Published: October 2009
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-499-5

Table of Contents

Internet protocols; What causes delay in the Internet? Mesh networking; Wireless sensor networks; WebOS - moving the operating system to the Web; Really Simple Syndication (RSS); Javascript, XML, E4X and AJAX; VoiceXML; Web services; Web 2.0; Mobile social software; The long tail; Podcasting, screen casting, blogging and video blogging; Worldwide interoperability for microwave access (WiMAX); Hybrid Web applications; Designing for the mobile Web; Adaptive mobile applications; Cryptography; Honey nets; Wireless 802.11 security; The problem of spam email; Computer hacking; The invisible Web; Digital watermarking and steganography; Vertical search engines; Web intelligence.