The must read 5 page article defining just what Web 2.0 means which inspired this blog.
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Is Web 2.0 just like one big Unix box?
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."