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Web 2.0 may not have a clear-cut definition but irrespective of which way you
look at it (there are three different ways of looking at Web 2.0), it is
about the behavior of complex system, it is about collective intelligence and
it is about emergence.
The fundamental principles governing such systems are that the whole is much
more than the sum of its parts – the behavior of the system cannot be
derived or understood by analyzing individual elements.
Traditional approach to architecting and problem solving is to…
Look at the problem as a whole Break it down to multiple sub-problems Solve
each sub problem separately Put individual solutions together Expect the
whole problem to be resolved
This approach does not work for complex systems
Web 2.0 always deals with complex systems
So when dealing with such systems, as an architect, you need to... (more)
I am always being told off by i-technologists for quoting Picasso as having
said that computers are useless. But I still love his reasoning? "Because
they can only give you answers."
Picasso, like AJAXWorld Magazine, liked questions. So we thought we would
share with you what some of the world's leading rich Internet application
pioneers are thinking may be the next questions that we need to see answered.
From that readers can themselves infer where AJAX is headed.
What are the top questions to ask next about AJAX?
Eric Miraglia of Yahoo!
1. (From March'08) How do I calculate the R... (more)
Speed-Trap http://www.speed-trap.com the online customer insight software
provider, today launches its analytics for adobe air applications,
Speed-Trap's unique capability to capture and process detailed data on users'
interactions with Adobe AIR applications, despite their being based on the
desktop, not in the browser.
Rich internet applications are no longer solely implemented in browser
environments, and with the introduction of Adobe AIR in early 2008, many
organisations are starting to implement their rich internet applications as
standalone, including companies like the B... (more)
I’ve been thinking about my presence on the internet from the early days,
from my time at Argonne National Labs near Chicago in 1988-1989 and from
my graduate school days at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in
1989-1992. That was even before the web browser days, which didn’t come out
till 1993-94. Mosaic browser was first released in 1993. And I remember the
excitement we had at work when we installed an early version of Netscape
browser in 1994.Partial map of internet 2005,via Wikipedia
There was internet of course even before the browser. In addition to the
Appirio, a Sequoia/Salesforce.com-backed start-up, has developed the widgetry
to link Salesforce’s core business applications – and them that use them
– with the Facebook crowd figuring Salesforce users could benefit from
viral contact with Facebook’s 150 million users to raise product awareness,
create closer relationships with customers and – should companies ever
start hiring again – to recruit new employees.
Appirio also imagines employees recommending friends in their network who
would be a good match for job openings. The application searches Facebook for
friends who match... (more)
This is a series of three articles – the first (this one) outlining the
significance of Web 2.0 technologies, the second article discussing the
impact of Web 2.0 technologies on mobility and the final article on the
impact of Web 2.0 technologies on digital convergence.
If you are already familiar with Web 2.0, my goal, in a nutshell (no pun
intended!) is to extend Tim O Reilly’s seven principles to mobility and
Thus, I will not attempt to add to the body of knowledge in terms of basic
Web 2.0 concepts themselves. I would rather prefer to build on some of the... (more)