Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Great write up on Web 2.0 Architecture book

My co-author Dion Hinchcliffe sent me a cool email today saying that the UK Amazon site was down to only 2 books and ours is now ranked #14 overall in the category of Web design. I then saw this great write up.

Book: Web 2.0 Architectures from O'Reilly

O'Reilly Media has released a new book on Web 2.0. Called Web 2.0 Architectures, this book should help you understand better the inner workings of Web 2.0 from a technology perspective and how some online services today have been successful with this model.

If you are looking to understand Web 2.0 from a marketing perspective, this may not be the book for you. But if you are a web architect, business analyst or someone who wants to build your own Web 2.0 website or solution, there is bound to be some information in this book to get you started.

I'd personally also like to re-thank Mark Little, Simon St. Laurent and Matt MacKenzie for their work on this book too. While not reflected in the credits, these three had an immense impact on the thinking and research that led to this book. Last but certainly not least, Tim O'Reilly himself deserves a lot of credit for challenging us on how we think about patterns and interpret Web 2.0. Again, while not reflected in the book, all of these people were instrumental in shaping this work.

1 comment:

  1. I am even more honored by what Mark Little (CTO- JBoss) wrote:

    " 5.0 out of 5 stars Best book on the subject, 7 Jun 2009
    By M. C. Little "mclittle2001" (Newcastle, England) - See all my reviews
    Although many people think they know what Web 2.0 means, there is still confusion. This book is a definitive guide to all things Web 2.0, covering architectural patterns, where to use them, where not to use them etc. It goes over what lead to the evolution of Web 2.0 and hints at where things are going in the future. The authors manage to tie in other important topics such as SOA, SaaS and Mashups. At the end of this book you'll be left in no doubt as to what constitutes Web 2.0 architecture. Plus the style of writing makes it easy to digest and understand. Definitely a book to have in your library and one of the best books I've read in a very long time!"


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