Web Application Architecture: Principles, Protocols and Practices (Paperback)

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Web Application Architecture: Principles, Protocols and Practices (Paperback)


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The book provides an in-depth examination of the core concepts and general principles of web application development, using examples from specific technologies. This conceptual knowledge is critical when designing, developing and debugging complex systems, and makes it easier to learn the new application programming interfaces (APIs) that arise in the rapidly changing Internet environment.

The companion web site for the book is located at www.webappbuilders.com.

The text is organized into the following sections:

  • Core Internet protocols
  • The HTTP protocol as a foundation for web applications
  • Discussion of markup languages such as HTML, CSS, and XML
  • Server and browser architecture
  • Application design case studies using JavaEE/Struts and Ruby on Rails
  • Survey of emerging technologies

The second edition of the book has been updated with enhanced coverage of:

  • XML applications including XSLT, XSL-FO, and XPath
  • XML-compliant HTML including XHTML and XHTML MP
  • Web Services protocols including SOAP and REST
  • Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P)
  • Security and encryption
  • XML and RDF query languages
  • Cloud computing, collaborative online services, and Web 2.0

and new chapters on:

  • JavaScript, Dynamic HTML (DHTML), and AJAX
  • Rapid application development using Ruby on Rails
  • Search technology including Search Engine Optimization
Leon Shklar currently works for Thomson Reuters where he is the head of technology for Reuters Media. Previously, Leon headed 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. Rich Rosen is a senior developer in the Fixed Income Systems Group at Interactive Data Corporation. Previously, he was an Application Architect at Dow Jones. Rich began his career at Bell Labs, where his work with relational databases and the Internet prepared him the world of Web application development. He is a co-author of Mac OS X for Unix Geeks, 4th Edition (O'Reilly). Rich holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Product Details ISBN: 9780470518601
ISBN-10: 047051860X
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: May 1st, 2009
Pages: 448
Language: English