As the Web was born and grew in importance in the early 1990's, it immediately changed the way the world connected, communicated and gained knowledge. And while the Web has had a major impact on all aspects of society, it has had a very large effect on businesses.
Pretty much from the launch of the Web it has been a moving target when it comes to a company's ability to stay on top of the changing technologies and dynamics that make up the Web.
At first, the Web was mainly a static place, consisting of basic HTML pages. But as the first mover companies got up to speed with this it quickly changed to a place that used CGI and Perl based applications, along with new security technologies, to enable a whole host of new capabilities, most notably eCommerce.
And again, just as companies were getting comfortable, XML, SOAP and another new set of technologies opened up the world of service oriented systems, completely changing how applications, systems and businesses connected. This was followed by the whole 2.0 phenomenon of blogs, wikis and social networking.
And now just as your company is finally getting comfortable with the 2.0 technologies, the Web is set to move on again.
This next generation of web applications is one of dynamic, interactive, open and highly flexible applications that not only go beyond the capabilities of classic web applications but also in many ways exceed the features of desktop applications.
In short, this next generation of web applications is bringing us much closer to a future of the Web as an operating system. And now is the time for businesses to get ready for the latest change in Web technology.
In this special report, Five Steps to Next Gen Web Applications, eWEEK looks at five key attributes of these cutting edge web technologies and offers some tips on ways that companies can prepare for and even begin building and deploying some of these innovative web applications.
With this information we hope to provide businesses with the first few steps to get them off and running for the latest race in web technology.
Click the following link to read the entire 5 Steps to Next Generation Web Applications.