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Enterprise Web 2.0 Fundamentals by Susan A. Bouchard, Krishna Sankar

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CHAPTER 3. Rich Internet Applications: Practices, Technologies, and Frameworks

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When I think of Web 2.0, the first and foremost characteristic that comes to mind is the slick user interface, with eye-catching images as well as the multi-media rich videos. Of course, I also think of the banner ads. True to this thought, the tipping point to Web 2.0 indeed was the improvements in tools and frameworks to develop effective user interface (UI), especially client-side scripting, Ajax, and the concept of mashups. Who can forget Craig’s List on Google maps? A simultaneous or parallel concept was the arrival of web applications that served ...

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