Web 2.0 Essentials
Spreading the Knowledge of Innovators


Essential Books and Short Cuts

Ajax Design Patterns
By Michael Mahemoff
Print Book: 44.99

Creating Web 2.0 Sites with Programming and Usability Patterns


Ajax Hacks Ajax Hacks
By Bruce W. Perry
Print Book: $29.99
PDF: $14.99

Tips & Tools for Creating Responsive Web Sites


Ambient Findability Ambient Findability
By Peter Morville
Print Book: $29.95

What We Find Changes Who We Become


Building Scalable Web Sites Building Scalable Web Sites
By Cal Henderson
Print Book: $39.99

Building, Scaling, and Optimizing


CSS Cookbook, Second Edition CSS Cookbook
By Christopher Schmitt
Print Book: $44.99
PDF: $22.49

Quick Solutions to Common CSS Problems


CSS: The Definitive Guide, Third Edition CSS: The Definitive Guide, Third Edition
By Eric Meyer
Print Book: $44.99

Visual Presentation for the Web


Developing Feeds with RSS and Atom Developing Feeds with RSS and Atom
By Ben Hammersley
Print Book: $39.95

Developers Guide to Syndicating News and Blogs

Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference, Third Edition Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference
By Chuck Musciano, Bill Kennedy
Print Book: $59.99

A Comprehensive Resource for XHTML, CSS, DOM, JavaScript

Learning JavaScript Learning JavaScript
By Shelley Powers
Print Book: $29.99

Add Sparkle and Life to Your Web Pages


Google Maps Hacks Google Maps Hacks
By Rich Gibson, Schuyler Erle
Print Book: $29.99

Tips & Tools for Geographic Searching and Remixing


Mapping Hacks Mapping Hacks
By Schuyler Erle, Rich Gibson, Jo Walsh
Print Book: $29.95

Tips & Tools for Electronic Cartography


XQuery XQuery
By Adam Trachtenberg, David Sklar
Print Book: $49.99

Search Across a Variety of XML Data


XSLT Cookbook, Second Edition XSLT Cookbook, Second Edition
By Rich Gibson, Schuyler Erle
Print Book: $49.95

Solutions and Examples for XML and XSLT Developers


Short Cuts

Short Cuts: PDF documents on cutting edge topics.

Ajax and Web Services
By Mark Pruett
PDF: $9.99

Perfect Match for Developing Web Applications


Google Web Toolkit for Ajax Google Web Toolkit for Ajax
By Bruce W. Perry
PDF: $9.99

Started with the GWT


Lead Generation on the Web Lead Generation on the Web
By Thomas Myer
PDF: $9.99

Step-by-Step Process for Generating Leads and Sales


Using XForms with Mozilla Using XForms with Mozilla
By J. David Eisenberg
PDF: $9.99


Prototype and Scriptaculous
By Chris Angus
PDF: $9.99

Taking the Pain out of JavaScript



Articles, Courses, and
Web 2.0 Expo

Rolling with Ruby on Rails
Curt Hibbs shows off Ruby on Rails by building a simple application that requires almost no Ruby experience.

NOTE: Curt Hibbs and Bill Walton have updated this tutorial for Rails 1.2 in Rolling with Ruby on Rails Revisited and Rolling with Ruby on Rails Revisited, Part Two. We recommend those tutorials for all new Rails development.

Ajax on Rails
XMLHttpRequest and Ruby on Rails are two hot topics in web development. Curt Hibbs explains the minimal Ajax you need to know and the minimal Ruby you need to write to Ajax-ify your Rails applications.

Why was Rails only possible with Ruby?
Blog post by Curt Hibbs — I am often asked if I think that clones of Ruby on Rails will become available in insert-your-language-here, and my answer is always “yes and no”. Read more.

More Articles

What Is Service-Oriented Architecture

AJAX: How to Handle Bookmarks and Back Buttons

Hacking Maps with the Google Maps API

Creating and Consuming Web Services with PHP

Working with the Google Web Toolkit


School of Technology Launches


O'Reilly School of Technology has opened its virtual doors with educational offerings and certification for IT students looking to further their careers or to launch one.

Related Certification

Client-Side Web Programming Certificate
Featuring AJAX, this series will give you the skills and experience needed to create rich user experiences on the Web, from beginning HTML to Google Maps APIs. Learn more.

Web Programming Certificate
Learn how to develop web applications and pick up valuable hands-on experience. The six-course series covers HTML, JavaScript, XML, SQL, Perl, and Unix. Learn more.


Web 2.0 Expo

April 15 - 18 in San Francisco, CA

Web 2.0 ExpoWeb 2.0 Expo will feature a 30,000 square foot tradeshow filled with exhibitors showcasing all things Web 2.0 — tools, technologies, services, infrastructures, and more!

O'Reilly Authors at Web 2.0 Expo:

Kathy Sierra, Head First Series

John Musser, Web 2.0 Principles and Best Practices, an O'Reilly Radar Report

Cal Henderson, Building Scalable Web Sites