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  • Cool URIs in a RESTful World

    What might this be: "envisioned as a decentralised world-wide information space for sharing machine-readable data with a minimum of integration costs"? Is this about REST? Nope. According to SWEO, it is about the Semantic Web. Cool URIs will help making this way. So it might be worth looking whether RESTful SOA URIs can also be "cool".

  • New Thin Server Architecture and SOFEA Working Group Web Site Launched

    Peter Svensson, Ganesh Prasad, and Mario Valente have teamed up to create the Thin Server Architecture Working Group and launched a web site. The site included several resources about Thin Server Architecture and Service Oriented Front End Applications (SOFEA) as well as insight into the philosophy behind the technology.

  • ActionScript Libraries Help Mashing up the Web 2.0 Platforms

    ActionScript is notably showing increased presence on web platforms for mashup, backed by a number of open source ActionScript projects. InfoQ took a look at some of the open source ActionScript libraries developed for a few major Web 2.0 and E-commerce companies.

  • Article: Mark Baker on Hypermedia in RESTful Applications

    One of the constraints defined for the architectural style known as REST is "hypermedia as the engine of application state". Mark Baker, well-known for being one of the first who advocated the REST style instead of the mainstream web services approach, discusses what the hypermedia constraints means in practice and why it is essential to RESTful design.

  • How-to Make your AJAX Applications Scream on the Client

    AJAX is hot, no one will argue, but what is often the case is your Web 2.0 applications don't perform as well as you had hoped. Learn how a few simple optimizations can help.

  • Tibco releases PageBus - Ajax publish/subscribe component

    A few days ago Tibco announced the availability of PageBus, which is a framework to allow publish/subscribe between Ajax components on the browser side. Furthermore Tibco made PageBus an open source project under the BSD license. PageBus provides an important component for building mashups in RIAs in a more flexible, loosely coupled way.

  • A Twitter in a Teapot?

    Just over a week's gone by and the community is still buzzing with the Rails scalability debate. Developers are asking the defining question: does Web 2.0 darling Twitter.com prove Rails can't scale? James Cox gives InfoQ readers a comprehensive summary.

  • Flex and Rails Integration on Many Fronts

    Several projects to leverage Adobe Flex from Ruby on Rails are very active lately. Here is a rundown of what's up, and plenty of links.

  • Return of the Rich Client - .NET 3.0 Meets the NY Times

    Listening to all the Web 2.0 hype, you would think rich client applications have gone the way of DOS and dinosaurs. But it appears that the New York Times didn't get the memo, and they have the killer app to prove it.

  • Discovering the Patterns of Web 2.0

    Tim O'Reilly recently held a workshop to discuss the emerging patterns of Web 2.0. The goal of the workshop was to build on his paper What is Web 2.0. Notable attendees included Martin Fowler, Bill Scott from Yahoo, Cal Henderson form Flickr, and Sandy Jen from Meebo. Gregor Hophe summarizd some of the key findings.

  • Platt on Web 2.0 and SOA

    Microsoft Architect Michael Platt describes the challenges and opportunities of combining the SOA and Web 2.0 models.

  • Tagging for Knowledge Management

    Some dismiss Web 2.0 as a new trend, not yet ready for prime time, but we should not lose sight of the fact that Ward Cunningham's WikiWikiWeb, an early Web 2.0 technology, has been an important tool for many Agile teams since 1995. Is "tagging" another opportunity to enhance enterprise collaboration through emergent knowledge categorization?

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