Wednesday Feb 13, 2008

What is Web 2.0?


A lot of ink has already been spent on trying to define Web 2.0...

Another recent Computer Weekly article describes this Web 2.0 trend, saying, "Four years on from the first serious attempt to define it, there is no firm consensus about what constitutes Web 2.0. Within the past few months, it has been described by senior industry commentators as "a major trend that is building steadily" and "a bagful of old technologies under a new name."
Web 2.0

So what does our venerable Tim Bray, Sun Director of Web Technologies, say? He explains, "Until Web 2.0 the learning curve to creating websites was quite high, complex, and a definite barrier to entry... Now the new tools that are web oriented, like PHP and Rails, have no other objective than building websites, easier and faster, and the effect is that the number of potential developers is growing."

Interesting read.

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