Unleashing Web 2.0

From Concepts to Creativity


  • Gottfried Vossen, Institür für Wirtschaftsinformatik, Universität Münster, Department of Information Systems, University of Muenster, Germany
  • Stephan Hagemann, Institür für Wirtschaftsinformatik, Universität Münster, Department of Information Systems, University of Muenster, Germany

The emergence of Web 2.0 is provoking challenging questions for developers: What products and services can our company provide to customers and employees using Rich Internet Applications, mash-ups, Web feeds or Ajax? Which business models are appropriate and how do we implement them? What are best practices and how do we apply them? If you need answers to these and related questions, you need this book—a comprehensive and reliable resource that guides you into the emerging and unstructured landscape that is Web 2.0.Gottfried Vossen is a professor of Information Systems and Computer Science at the University of Muenster in Germany. He is the European Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s Information Systems—An International Journal. Stephan Hagemann is a PhD. Student in Gottfried’s research group focused on Web technologies.
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IT professionals, IT consultants, IT managers/CIOs, programmers, and students who will be developing web-based applications and related products during the next 5 years


Book information

  • Published: July 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-374034-2


"The most exciting aspect of this current era of the Web, which has come to be known as Web 2.0, is that everything is read/write. Whether it's people communicating and sharing content with each other on social network sites like YouTube and Facebook, or computers talking to each using web services, or people personalizing their news using RSS and blogs, Web 2.0 is a two-way experience - it's no longer a one-way, broadcast model as it was in the Dot Com era of the Web. Dr. Gottfried Vossen and Stephen Hagemann have very clearly explained this transition to the new read/write era of the Web, and they paint a picture of how it might progress to the next stage via Semantic Web and other technologies. This book will help you understand the ongoing evolution of the Web, and push you to create applications that take advantage of the read/write Web." Richard MacManus, Editor, Read/WriteWeb (http://www.readwriteweb.com)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: A Brief History of the Web1.1 A New Breed of Applications: The Rise of the Web1.2 Technological Developments in a Nutshell1.3 User Participation and Contribution: Socialization of the Web1.4 Merging the Streams: The Arrival of “Web 2.0”Chapter 2: A Review of the Technological Stream2.1 Developments in Web Technology2.2 Web Applications of XML2.3 P2P2.4 SummaryChapter 3: Enabling Techniques and Technologies3.1 Rich Internet Applications3.2 APIs, WPCs, and their Mash-Ups3.3 Tagging3.4 SummaryChapter 4: Sample Frameworks for Web Application Development4.1 Development Methodologies4.2 Client-Side Ajax Frameworks4.3 Server-Side Frameworks4.4 Frameworks for Other RIA Technologies4.5 SummaryChapter 5: Impacts of the Next Generation of the Web5.1 Business Models for Internet and Web5.2 Data Ownership5.3 Software as a Service (SaaS)5.4 Socialization and Co-Creation of Content5.5 SummaryChapter 6: The Semantic Web and Web 2.06.1 Basics6.2 Languages of the Semantic Web6.3 Ontologies6.4 From Tagging to Ontologies and Back6.5 SummaryReferences