Google Wave: Up and Running [NOOK Book]

Overview

Catch Google Wave, the revolutionary Internet protocol and web service that lets you communicate and collaborate in realtime. With this book, you'll understand how Google Wave integrates email, instant messaging (IM), wiki, and social networking functionality into a powerful and extensible platform. You'll also learn how to use its features, customize its functions, and build sophisticated extensions with Google Wave's open APIs and network protocol.

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Google Wave: Up and Running

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Overview

Catch Google Wave, the revolutionary Internet protocol and web service that lets you communicate and collaborate in realtime. With this book, you'll understand how Google Wave integrates email, instant messaging (IM), wiki, and social networking functionality into a powerful and extensible platform. You'll also learn how to use its features, customize its functions, and build sophisticated extensions with Google Wave's open APIs and network protocol.

Written for everyone -- from non-techies to ninja coders -- Google Wave: Up and Running provides a complete tour of this complex platform. You'll quickly work with the Google Wave Client, the app that lets users participate and collaborate on waves, and learn how to augment waves with gadgets and robots. In the process, you'll appreciate why Google Wave offers a great new model for online communication and collaboration.

  • Become thoroughly familiar with Google Wave, including its structure, key concepts, and terminology
  • Get a hands-on introduction to the APIs and resources that will help you develop on this platform
  • Learn how to use Google Wave's APIs to develop your own gadgets and robots, and to embed waves on web pages
  • Discover through use cases how Google Wave offers consumers a distinct advantage over current communication and collaboration technologies
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449390808
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/16/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Andrés Ferraté is the founder of Cartosoft and a regular contributor to ProgrammableWeb.

Cartosoft is an early stage startup focused on expanding the reach of geospatial technology to a broader audience through the Internet. As a contributor for ProgrammableWeb, a leading portal for API and mashup information, Andres writes about a variety of topics, including enterprise mashups and new platforms (such as Google Wave).

Andr s became interested in Google's platforms and APIs after working extensively with Google Maps mashups, with which he has helped organizations address various mapping needs and challenges. He first learned about Google Wave at Google I/O, Google's annual developer conference, and shortly thereafter became increasingly more interested in the new platform.

Prior to founding Cartosoft, Andr s was Vice President of Operations for Geographic Technologies Group, a leading provider of geospatial services and software for local governments throughout the U.S. Andr s has worked in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, and his experience includes working for various startups, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), The World Bank, and as a volunteer for various non-profits. He currently resides in Portland, Oregon with his family.

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