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Web 2.0 Architectures: What entrepreneurs and information architects need to know


Web 2.0 is more pervasive than ever, with business analysts and technologists struggling to comprehend the opportunity it represents. But what exactly is Web 2.0 -- a marketing term or technical reality? This fascinating book finally puts substance behind the phenomenon by identifying the core patterns of Web 2.0, and by introducing an abstract model and reference architecture to help you take advantage of them. In Web 2.0 Architectures, authors Duane Nickull, Dion Hinchcliffe, and James Governor -- who have 40 years of combined experience with technical specifications and industry trends -- examine what makes successful Web 2.0 services such as Google AdSense, Flickr, BitTorrent, MySpace, Facebook, and Wikipedia tick. The result is a base of knowledge that developers, business people, futurists, and entrepreneurs can understand and use as a source of ideas and inspiration. This book reveals:

A Model for Web 2.0 -- An in-depth look at how the classic Client-Server model has evolved into a more detailed Web 2.0 model. Web 2.0 Reference Architecture -- A generic component view that helps decision-makers recognize basic patterns in existing Web 2.0 applications-patterns that can be repurposed for other commercial ventures. Specific Patterns of Web 2.0 -- How Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Software as a Service pattern (SaaS), Participation-Collaboration Pattern, AJAX, Mashups, Rich User Experience (a.k.a. RIA), Collaborative Tagging Systems (Folksonomy), and more can be used in your technology business.

In true Web 2.0 fashion, Nickull, Hinchcliffe, and Governor will present the reference architecture and patterns on their companion website so that people in the industry can augment it and continue the discussion.

About the Author

James Governor (http://www.redmonk.com/jgovernor/) is an Industry Analyst with RedMonk.

Dion Hinchcliff (http://web2.wsj2.com/) is founder and Chief Technology Officer for Arlington, VA.-based premier consulting firm, Hinchcliffe and Company, which specializes in Enterprise Web 2.0, SOA, WOA, and RIA strategy and execution. He actively works with IT clients in the federal government and Fortune 500.

He writes three popular blogs (including Enterprise Web 2.0 for ZDNet) on technical topics ranging from service-orientation and enterprise architecture to project management and agile methods, is Editor-In-Chief of the Web 2.0 Journal and AjaxWorld Magazine, and writes articles for the SOA Web Services Journal.

The main focus of Duane Nickull's (http://www.nickull.net/) professional career has been working for both the United Nations CEFACT committee and OASIS for the purposes of writing and building new architectures for global integration of multiple systems. He also works as a senior technical evangelist for Adobe Systems, Inc.

Since 1996, he has worked on multiple enterprise architectures including many service oriented architectures (SOA) within various standards bodies including W3C, UN/CEFACT, OASIS and others. He has also contributed to many SOA papers and articles on service oriented architecture. His focus has shifted towards many web service standards in recent years.

He has worked on many other interesting technologies including the first contextual XML Search Engine, an Alternative fuel hydrogen project and the new UN/CEFACT eBusiness Architecture and related technologies.

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