Web V2R0Posted: March 15, 2007
(Updated Mar. 20/2007): Added tentative overview of session below.
George P. and I are working on a new session called “Web 2.0 for System i” … though after coming up with this post’s title I’m reconsidering the name. :)
I feel the proper marriage of these two entities is long due. The system is well known for its reliability, security and flexibility, but can gain from a “cool factor” in cetain aspects that Web 2.0 related technologies and concepts can provide. It may be just what System i needs to ignite a new interest in the system. Is “coolness” that important? Well, let’s just say I’ll be watching sales of Vista to see if coolness is more important to people than reliability or security. ;)
Back to the session…
The content will be divided into two parts: the first attempts to answer the ever popular question “What is Web 2.0?” by going through various examples of related applications and concepts, the latter then describes various ways as to how Web 2.0 related solutions and technologies can be consumed (hosted) and produced (developed) on System i.
Usually a session needs to wait for its first set of feedback forms after its debut before the authors of that session are provided with useful suggestions of what they would’ve liked to see added in future revisions. But in this modern Web 2.0 world… why wait till then!
Here is a tentative list of the topics covered:
- Concepts: Blogs, Wikis, Social Bookmarking, Mashups
- Technologies at play: (P)AMP, Ajax, Syndication Feeds, JSF, Dojo
- What is Web 2.0? Why is it important?
- Consuming: Blog, Wiki, Lotus Connections
- Producing: JSF Web Tools, Ajax Toolkits, PHP IDE
Is there a particular Web 2.0 technology or concept you are curious about and want to see covered by this session? Feel free to give suggestions here via comments.
Call it “feedforward”.
Please keep in mind this instance of the session is a 45min intro.
As a precursor, here is a YouTube video with an interesting way of explaning what Web 2.0 is all about…
Did I hear you say, “cool!” ? :)