What Is Web 2.0 (227 tags)
Defining just what Web 2.0 means (the term was first coined at a conference brainstorming session between O'Reilly and MediaLive International, which also spawned the Web 2.0 Conference), still engenders much disagreement. Some decry it as a meaningless marketing buzzword, while others have accepted it as the new conventional wisdom. Tim O'Reilly attempts to clarify just what we meant by Web 2.0, digging into what it means to view the Web as a platform and which applications fall squarely under its purview, and which do not.
Rolling with Ruby on Rails (72 tags)
The Ruby community is abuzz about Rails, a web application framework that makes database-backed apps dead simple. What's the fuss? Is it worth the hype? Curt Hibbs shows off Rails, building a simple application that even non-Rubyists can follow.
Making Your RSS Feed Look Pretty in a Browser (52 tags)
As more and more non-techie websites offer syndication feeds, a growing number of non-technical readers are clicking on the links and filling their screens with confusing XML. But syndication content doesn't have to look like geeky markup or malformed text in your readers' browsers. You can make it look quite pretty, and give clues to what the feed is actually for. Ben Hammersley, author of Developing Feeds with RSS and Atom, shows you how.
Very Dynamic Web Interfaces (50 tags)
The Builders of Basecamp (36 tags)
Marc Hedlund spoke with Jason Fried, president of 37signals (the company that makes Basecamp and Ta-da Lists), about its history and products, and about Ruby on Rails, the open source web application framework spun out of Basecamp's development. Check out Jason's presentation, Lessons Learned While Building Basecamp, at O'Reilly's Emerging Technology Conference later this month.