The Web 2.0 Factory

Create Web 2.0 applications that use innovative architectures and toolkits

This book shows you how to create Web 2.0 applications that use innovative architectures and toolkits to build very responsive applications that are focused on users. Sas Jacobs explains which languages and technologies are used to build Web 2.0 applications. She will also show you how to build Web 2.0 applications.

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The Web 2.0 factory

This book is divided into four major Parts, the first part introduces you to Web 2.0, the second teaches you what to consider and how to approach a Web 2.0 project. The third part is all about building Web 2.0 applications and the last part is all about design patterns, toolkits, frameworks and workarounds.

What this book does and who it’s for

This e-book is best suited for beginning or intermediate developers that want to learn more about AJAX and other Web 2.0 technologies like Flex and Flash.

About the author

Sas Jacobs is the Principal of Anything Is Possible, an Australian web development business specialising in web applications development and training. She is interested in using Flash with dynamic content and she has presented at a number of International conferences on topics relating to applications development, XML and scripting components. Sas wrote several books including the highly succesful Out of my mind: Flash 8 Power e-Book at



Getting to know Web 2.0

  • Web 2.0 for developers
  • Web 2.0 architecture
  • Web 2.0 interfaces

Web 2.0 interfaces

  • Ajax introduction
  • Flesh/Flex introduction
  • Choosing the right approach
  • Ajax technologies
  • Ajax DOM scripting techniques
  • Using the XMLHttpRequest Object
  • XSLT and Javascript

Web 2.0 in practice

  • Forms validation
  • Double linked combo boxes
  • Polling the server
  • Consuming RSS feeds with Flash 8
  • Real estate listings case study One
  • Real estate listings case study Two
  • Real estate listings case study Three

Web 2.0 wrap up

  • Web 2.0 design patterns
  • Ajax frameworks and toolkits
  • Web 2.0 best practices
  • Web 2.0 issue and workarounds


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