What Is Web 2.0 (1643 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 (19 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.
Ajax on Rails (14 tags)
XMLHttpRequest and Ruby on Rails are two hot topics in web development. As you ought to expect by now, they work really well together. Curt Hibbs explains the minimal Ajax you need to know and the minimal Ruby you need to write to Ajax-ify your Rails applications.
Top Ten Questions People Ask About Switching to Internet Telephones (9 tags)
Talk Is Cheap author James Gaskin blames internet telephone vendors, and the press, for dropping the information ball for consumers when it comes to the basic questions they have about switching to internet, or broadband, telephones. If you're contemplating a switch, James has answers to ten most frequently asked questions about dropping your traditional telephone provider for broadband.
Introducing del.icio.us (9 tags)
Matt Biddulph introduces del.icio.us, the social bookmarks manager, by showing us how to interact with it programmatically via Python.