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Press Release: June 1, 2009

Web 2.0 Architectures--New from O'Reilly: What Entrepreneurs and Information Architects Need to Know

Sebastopol, CA—Web 2.0 is more pervasive than ever, but business analysts and technologists are still struggling to comprehend what it can offer them. So what exactly is it--a marketing term or technical reality? In Web 2.0 Architectures (O'Reilly, US $34.99), authors James Governor, Dion Hinchcliffe, and Duane Nickull put substance behind the phenomenon by identifying the core patterns of Web 2.0, and introducing an abstract model and reference architecture to help you take advantage of them.

Web 2.0 Architectures examines why services such as Google AdSense, Flickr, BitTorrent, MySpace, Facebook, and Wikipedia work. The result is a base of knowledge that developers, business people, futurists, and entrepreneurs can understand and use as a source of ideas and inspiration.

This book reveals:

  • A Web 2.0 model: How the classic Client-Server model evolved into a more detailed Web 2.0 model.
  • Web 2.0 reference architecture: A generic component view of basic Web 2.0 patterns that can be repurposed for other commercial ventures.
  • Specific Web 2.0 patterns: How service-oriented architecture (SOA), Software as a Service (SaaS), participation-collaboration, mashups, rich user experience, collaborative tagging systems (Folksonomy), and more can be used in your business.

If you want to understand what makes Web 2.0 tick, and how it will enhance your business, Web 2.0 Architectures takes you right to the core.

For a review copy or more information please email Please include your delivery address and contact information.

James Governor is Principal Analyst and founder of RedMonk. He leads coverage in the enterprise applications space, assisting clients with application development, integration middleware and systems management issues, as they relate to operational and business process optimization.

Dion Hinchcliffe is founder and Chief Technology Officer for Arlington, VA.-based premier consulting firm, Hinchcliffe and Company. He actively works with IT clients in the federal government and Fortune 500. Dion also writes three popular blogs (including Enterprise Web 2.0 for ZDNet), is Editor-In-Chief of the Web 2.0 Journal and AjaxWorld Magazine, and writes articles for the SOA Web Services Journal.

Duane Nickull works as a senior technical evangelist for Adobe Systems, Inc. The main focus of his professional career ( has been to work for both the United Nations CEFACT committee and OASIS for the purposes of writing and building new architectures for global integration of multiple systems.

Additional Resources:
For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see:

Web 2.0 Architectures
James Governor, Dion Hinchcliffe, Duane Nickull
ISBN: 9780596514433, 271 pages,
Book Price: $34.99 USD, £26.99 GBP
Ebook Price: $27.99 USD

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