Web Application Architecture: Principles, Protocols and Practices

Web Application Architecture: Principles, Protocols and Practices

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by Leon Shklar, Richard Rosen
     
 

An in-depth examination of the core concepts and general principles of Web application development.
This book uses examples from specific technologies (e.g., servlet API or XSL), without promoting or endorsing particular platforms or APIs. Such knowledge is critical when designing and debugging complex systems. This conceptual understanding makes it easier to

Overview

An in-depth examination of the core concepts and general principles of Web application development.
This book uses examples from specific technologies (e.g., servlet API or XSL), without promoting or endorsing particular platforms or APIs. Such knowledge is critical when designing and debugging complex systems. This conceptual understanding makes it easier to learn new APIs that arise in the rapidly changing Internet environment.

• Includes discussions of markup languages: HTML, the eXtensible Markup Language (XML), XHTML, eXtensible Stylesheet Language (XSL), and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

• Contains exercises geared to constructing an advanced XML application that makes use of XML and XSL parsers

• Explores emerging technologies: Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE), industry-specific XML standards, Resource Description Framework (RDF), and XML query languages

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471486565
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/12/2003
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
7.52(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.83(d)

Meet the Author

Leon Shklar heads up the development team for the online edition of the Wall Street Journal at Dow Jones. Prior to joining Dow Jones he spent six years at Bell Communications Research and almost as long in the world of dot coms and Internet software. Leon holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rutgers University.

Richard Rosen also works for the online edition of the Wall Street Journal as an Application Architect. He began his career at Bell Labs, where his work with relational databases and the Internet prepared him the world of Web application development, including e-commerce projects for 3Com, Outpost.com and Reuters. Rich holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology.

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I can easily see this being used as the textbook for a vendor-neutral web development class. Practically every other book on this subject is focused on either a specific protocol like HTTP and HTML, or a specific web applicaton platform like Perl, PHP, ASP, JSP, or J2EE. Like the title says, this book is about principles, protocols, and practices. That's exactly what budding web developers need to learn, not how to write a web app using one language only. In software development, each platform has its day, then goes away. If developers don't know the core principles of web app design, they have to learn the next platfrom from square one. This book lives up to the promise of its title. It promotes the idea of knowing the web's general principles and best practices first, then using that knowledge to learn specific technologies. Teach a man to write PHP or ASP.NET code, and you've helped him for a day. Teach him about the underpinnings of the web, and you've helped him for a lifetime.