Web 2.Oh THAT's what it is !

The must read 5 page article defining just what Web 2.0 means which inspired this blog.

What is Web 2.0 by Tim O'Reilley.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Is Web 2.0 just like one big Unix box?

Is Web 2.0 just like one big Unix box?: "Here's a thought for you: Part of the endurance of Unix is that it does the core things well (System Stability, running processes etc) but that it makes combining functions easy (where would we be without scripting as glue , the '|' operator and the ability to tail the last 500 lines of output from a process then grep the results?)

The more you think about it, the more Web 2.0 is heading the same way. You have big, stable processes like the Google Maps API , RSS feeds and other XML interfaces to-from your favourite website and tagging services from Del.icio.us to name but a few (or even your own Enterprise Apps written in Java). You have scripting glue (be it PHP, Ruby or even Perl) to tie them all together. What you get is mashups able to quickly evolve new services, but with serious industrial strength underpinnings to cope when your site appears on Slashdot."

Saturday, December 17, 2005

The Best Web 2.0 Software of 2005 (web2.wsj2.com)

The Best Web 2.0 Software of 2005 (web2.wsj2.com): "It's getting towards the end of the year and I'm feeling the need to take stock of where we've actually come with Web 2.0 in the last 12 months. So much has happened in this space recently and a tidal wave of innovative, high-quality software has been released this year. So much in fact, that it's hard to keep track of it all. While many of us talk about Web 2.0 ideas, there's no substitute for pointing to concrete examples. And this also gives credit where credit is due to all the hard-working folks building the next generation of the Web.

So in spirit of the holidays, here is a list of some of the best Web 2.0 software that I've come across so far. You may have heard of some of these, but hopefully you'll find a few nice new Christmas presents under your Web 2.0 tree. "

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

MyEclipse 4.1 Ships new Web 2.0 Development Tools

MyEclipse 4.1 Ships new Web 2.0 Development Tools: "MyEclipse 4.1 is the first Eclipse-based platform to support AJAX development, offer an integrated image editor and include new Web 2.0 development capabilities."

Friday, December 09, 2005

Five Reasons Why Web 2.0 Matters

Dion Hinchcliffe's SOA Blog: Five Reasons Why Web 2.0 Matters @ SYS-CON ITALIA: "I've been spending a lot of time lately with folks around the mid-Atlantic region and talking to them about Web 2.0. I get the expected full spectrum of responses ranging from genuine interest and active enthusiasm to some outright hostility. Part of it is where the Web 2.0 space is still: an elite niche of technologists with a growing wider awareness that's just beginning. "