CHAPTER 1

Informational Patterns

1.1 INTRODUCTION

The Informational Patterns identified here are loosely categorized as those that serve information-sharing and organizational purposes. The Information Resource Pattern itself really needs no motivation. It has an established reference implementation called the World Wide Web. The logically named, interlinked HTML documents became the way of sharing information with collaborators, partners, clients, and the general public. As we grew discontented with static documents, we found ways to make them dynamic and to reflect the contents of our data stores in user-friendly and navigable ways. This in turn fueled a hunger for zero-installation, dynamic systems. Web sites became web applications.

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