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Pro Web 2.0 Mashups: Remixing Data and Web Services Raymond Yee

Pro Web 2.0 Mashups: Remixing Data and Web Services

Raymond Yee

Published January 21st 2009
ISBN : 9781281314475
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603 pages
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The modern Web is awash with data and services just waiting to be used, but how do you make effective use of all this information? The answer lies in APIs (such as Google Maps, Flickr, and Amazon Web Services) and remixing, or mashups. Pro Web 2.0MoreThe modern Web is awash with data and services just waiting to be used, but how do you make effective use of all this information? The answer lies in APIs (such as Google Maps, Flickr, and Amazon Web Services) and remixing, or mashups. Pro Web 2.0 Mashups: Remixing Data and Web Services teaches you everything you need to create useful, dynamic real-world applications using APIs, web services, Ajax, web standards, and server-side languages. All you need to make full use of this book is basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and at least one server-side language (such as PHP or ASP.NET). Highlights include the following: Looks at the overall shape of todays Web from a developers point of view--what are its main features, and what is available for us to use to develop applications? Contains real-world examples of creating mashups using all the major APIs. Contains examples written in multiple server-side languages. What youll learn Understand how the constituent parts of the modern Web fit together--web standards, Ajax, APIs, libraries, tagging, blogs, wikis, and more. Create different types of mashup, for example mapping mashups, search functionality, calendars, RSS/Atom feeds, social bookmarking, online storage systems, open document formats, and more. Build Web 2.0 applications using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, server-side languages, APIs, and libraries Who is this book for? This book is for any web developer who is already comfortable with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and at least one server-side language and wants to learn how to create Web 2.0 applications. About the Apress Pro Series The Apress Pro series books are practical, professionaltutorials to keep you on and moving up the professional ladder. You have gotten the job, now you need to hone your skills in these tough competitive times. The Apress Pro series expands your skills and expertise in exactly the areas you need. Master the content of a Pro book, and you will always be able to get the job done in a professional development project. Written by experts in their field, Pro series books from Apress give you the hard-won solutions to problems you will face in your professional programming career. Related Titles Beginning Google Maps Applications with PHP and Ajax: From Novice to Professional Beginning Google Maps Applications with Rails and Ajax: From Novice to Professional Building Flickr Applications with PHP Pro DOM Scripting with Ajax, APIs and Libraries Pro Ajax and the .NET 2.0 Platform Pro Ajax and Java Frameworks