Saturday, November 26, 2005

AJAX and "mashups"

Google has been an accidental catalyst for two major advances in Web application development: AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) and "mashups" (new applications created by blending data and tools from different sources).
Stacy Cowley, Google Attracts Developers, IDG News Service, 11/23/2005.

Skepticism on the Semantic Web vision

Rob McCool, Rethinking the Semantic Web, Part 1, IEEE Internet Computing, Nov./Dec. issue, 2005, pp. 88.
"This column proposes several reasons that the Semantic Web vision hasn't been adopted. Part two will present an alternate approach."

Monday, November 21, 2005

New Introductory Book on Web Search

Prof. Mark Levene at Birkbeck, University of London has written a new book: An Introduction to Search Engines and Web Navigation. It is ideal for undergraduates studying web search, and those on general web technology courses.