Rather thin supporting slides for BMT207 lecture

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A lightning tour of the modern web

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Rather thin supporting slides for BMT207 lecture

  1. 1. Web Technologies Miles Metcalfe, 2009-01-27
  2. 2. Overview • Software development • SaaS in the browser • Web 2.0 and social software • The semantic web • Sharing, sharecropping and pirates, arr
  3. 3. Software development • Beyond tag soup • Ajax • MVC and other paradigms • Frameworks
  4. 4. Quick demo
  5. 5. Software as a service • In the browser • Ajax: HTML+CSS+Javascript, or Flash RIA • Ease of deployment • Ease of maintenance • Rental revenue streams • Available anywhere (you have broadband)
  6. 6. Social software • If it’s on the web, it’s easy to share • Networked applications by default • Adds value to “traditional” software • Has “viral” potential • Ubiquitous networking standard: new tools, new business models
  7. 7. Semantic web • Data, information … meaning • You do it, the machine does it, or somewhere in-between • RDF, RDFa, Microformats • Web 3.0. Why bother?
  8. 8. Sharing • A crisis in intellectual property • Bad for IP owners, and bad for consumers • Bakunin, Schumpeter: “creative disruption” • Advertising. Really? • Who benefits from the “free content” meme?
  9. 9. Questions

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