Unleashing Web 2.0

Unleashing Web 2.0

From Concepts to Creativity

1st Edition - July 23, 2007

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  • Authors: Gottfried Vossen, Stephan Hagemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080551180

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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 Unleashing Web 2.0—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.

Key Features

  • Presents a complete view of Web 2.0 including services and technologies
  • Discusses potential new products and services and the technology and programming ability needed to realize them
  • Offers ‘how to’ basics presenting development frameworks and best practices
  • Compares and contrasts Web 2.0 with the Semantic Web


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

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: A Brief History of the Web
    1.1 A New Breed of Applications: The Rise of the Web
    1.2 Technological Developments in a Nutshell
    1.3 User Participation and Contribution: Socialization of the Web
    1.4 Merging the Streams: The Arrival of “Web 2.0”

    Chapter 2: A Review of the Technological Stream
    2.1 Developments in Web Technology
    2.2 Web Applications of XML
    2.3 P2P
    2.4 Summary

    Chapter 3: Enabling Techniques and Technologies
    3.1 Rich Internet Applications
    3.2 APIs, WPCs, and their Mash-Ups
    3.3 Tagging
    3.4 Summary

    Chapter 4: Sample Frameworks for Web Application Development
    4.1 Development Methodologies
    4.2 Client-Side Ajax Frameworks
    4.3 Server-Side Frameworks
    4.4 Frameworks for Other RIA Technologies
    4.5 Summary

    Chapter 5: Impacts of the Next Generation of the Web
    5.1 Business Models for Internet and Web
    5.2 Data Ownership
    5.3 Software as a Service (SaaS)
    5.4 Socialization and Co-Creation of Content
    5.5 Summary

    Chapter 6: The Semantic Web and Web 2.0
    6.1 Basics
    6.2 Languages of the Semantic Web
    6.3 Ontologies
    6.4 From Tagging to Ontologies and Back
    6.5 Summary


Product details

  • No. of pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Morgan Kaufmann 2007
  • Published: July 23, 2007
  • Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080551180

About the Authors

Gottfried Vossen

Gottfried Vossen is Professor of Computer Science and a Director of the Institür für Wirtschaftsinformatik, Universität Münster (Department of Information Systems, University of Muenster, Germany). His research in the area of object-based database systems has dealt primarily with models for data and objects, database languages, transaction processing, integration with scientific applications, XML and its applications, and workflow management.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institür für Wirtschaftsinformatik, Universität Münster, Department of Information Systems, University of Muenster, Germany

Stephan Hagemann

Affiliations and Expertise

Institür für Wirtschaftsinformatik, Universität Münster, Department of Information Systems, University of Muenster, Germany

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