Web 2.0 Fundamentals
By marina on Mar 09, 2010
I just got a copy of the Web 2.0 Fundamentals book by Oswald Campesato and Kevin Nilson. It nicely outlines collection of technologies, tools, products and services to help with delivery of Social Networking and Social Media applications. The book is written in such a way that allows users to quickly get familiar with jargon de jour and to pick the best of breed components for your application stack. It encapsulates multitude of popular technologies including JavaFX, jQuery, JSON, AJAX, and OpenSocial as well as enlists Cloud Computing providers to simplify a deployment scenario. Whether you're revamping your existing applications or starting with the new implementation, the book will definitely help you to get up to speed by providing ways to leverage Social Networking with Google Wave, Yahoo Pipes, and for those developers who enjoy hands on use DTrace to monitor the application performance. I think the book is useful for both developers who want to streamline their application delivery process and entrepreneurs whose goal is to validate a business idea without writing any code. The book is quite easy to read and navigate within and contains myriad of references to follow up on.