Web Application Architecture: Principles, Protocols and Practices / Edition 2

Web Application Architecture: Principles, Protocols and Practices / Edition 2

by Leon Shklar, Rich Rosen
     
 

It is not enough for Web application developers to be proficient in just one platform. As platforms grow and evolve, and as new ones arise, developers must be able to transfer their proficiency across platforms in order to build complex Web applications effectively. This book helps developers understand the underlying core technologies so that they can learn new

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Overview

It is not enough for Web application developers to be proficient in just one platform. As platforms grow and evolve, and as new ones arise, developers must be able to transfer their proficiency across platforms in order to build complex Web applications effectively. This book helps developers understand the underlying core technologies so that they can learn new APIs and application frameworks more quickly.

Web Application Architecture provides an in-depth examination of the basic concepts and general principles associated with Web application development, using examples that illustrate specific technologies. This conceptual knowledge is critical when building and deploying complex systems that are scaleable, extensible, maintainable and reusable. The book explains the underlying protocols and languages that support Web application development, and delineates the best practices associated with building robust applications. It describes mechanisms for providing Web access to heterogeneous data sources including relational databases and multimedia.

The new edition includes brand new and fully updated chapters on:

  • Internet protocols - from TCP/IP to HTTP and beyond
  • software components - servers, browsers, proxies and agents
  • the dynamic web - how web applications present dynamic data
  • markup languages – HTML, XML and CSS
  • tools, libraries and frameworks - AJAX, Struts, and Ruby on Rails
  • search technologies – underlying principles, application design, and SEO
  • future directions and emerging technologies – XML Query, RDF, and the Semantic Web

Ideally suited for course usage and self-study, this practical, engaging textbook is essential reading for students, programmers and system architects and designers alike. It provides a comprehensive, timely overview of modern web technology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470518601
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/05/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
440
Sales rank:
1,296,378
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
2Before the Web: TCP/IP11
3Birth of the World Wide Web: HTTP29
4Web Servers65
5Web Browsers103
6HTML and its Roots141
7XML Languages and Applications171
8Dynamic Web Applications201
9Approaches to Web Application Development245
10Application Primer: Virtual Realty Listing Services271
11Emerging Technologies313
Index347

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