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Now you can provide users with the same rich experience andfunctionality on the web that they've become accustomed to on thedesktop computer. This book will show you how to take AJAX and Rubyon Rails to the next level by combining numerous cutting-edgetechnologies in order to develop full-fledged web applications. Itexplores a number of frameworks and in-browser APIs while providingcode for your own implementations.

You'll gain a thorough understanding of the underlying designprinciples behind professional Rich Internet Application (RIA)development and the various tools that are available to accomplishyour design goals. You'll break down an application intoclient-side and server-side technologies, and you'll take advantageof key concepts such as mashups, auto-completion, and tagging forsocial sites.

What you will learn from this book

  • How to develop RIAs in Java®, Ruby, and Python®
  • Tips for enhancing your productivity and debugging yourapplication

  • Techniques for solving common issues in web applications whenbuilding a RIA

  • All about the higher-level themes and development packages thatbuild on top of RIA technologies

  • How to develop, deploy, and control third-party access to yourRIA

Who this book is for

This book is for software developers interested in practicalsolutions to real-world problems. You should have some familiaritywith Python, Java, or Ruby on Rails.

Wrox Professional guides are planned and written byworking programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers,developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, theyaddress the issues technology professionals face every day. Theyprovide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in newtechnologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.

About the Author

Dana Moore is a division scientist with BBN Technologies andis an acknowledged expert in the fields of peer-to-peer andcollaborative computing, software agent frameworks, and assistiveenvironments. Prior to joining BBN, Dana was chief scientist forRoku Technologies, and a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff atBell Laboratories. Dana is a popular conference speaker, auniversity lecturer, and has published both articles for numerouscomputing publications, and books, including Peer-to-Peer:Building Secure, Scalable, and Manageable Networks andJabber Developer Handbook. Dana holds a master of sciencedegree in technology management from the University of Maryland,and a bachelor of science in industrial design, also from theUniversity of Maryland.

Raymond Budd is a software engineer with BBNTechnologies. He has designed, developed, and supported a varietyof Web applications and other distributed systems in Java, Ruby,and Python. He has been published in several conferenceproceedings, such as the Eighteenth National Conference onArtificial Intelligence, and journals, including AppliedIntelligence. Additional areas of interest include knowledgerepresentations, knowledge engineering, and distributed planningand scheduling. He received a bachelor of science degree incomputer science from the University of Pittsburgh.

Edward (Ted) Benson is a software engineer with BBNTechnologies. His experience and interests include distributedprogramming frameworks, multi-agent systems, Web development, andknowledge representation. Ted has developed Web applications forseveral community groups and companies, and he has been publishedin IEEE conference proceedings on the subjects of distributed andmulti-agent systems. He gradated summa cum laude from theUniversity of Virginia with a bachelor of science degree incomputer science.

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