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Foreword by Doc Searls. Introduction. 1. The Live Web. 2. Events on the Live Web. 3. Event Expressions: Filtering the Event Stream. 4. Telling Stories on the Live Web. 5. Architecting the Live Web. 6. Live Web Rules. 7. Creating Contextual Web Experiences. 8. Using the Cloud. 9. Events Around the Web (Building Endpoints). 10. Events and Mobile. 11. Building Event Networks. 12. Designing Event Systems. 13. Automating User Context: A Healthcare Example. 14. The Business Case for Events. 15. Conclusion: Building the Live Web. Appendix A: Lexicon. Appendix B: Resources. Appendix C: Getting Started with KRL. Appendix D: Event Operator Semantics. Appendix E: The KRL Expression Language. Index.

About the Author

Phillip J. Windley, Ph.D. is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Kynetx, an early-stage company providing an application platform for creating social products and services. As CTO, Dr. Windley directs the company's product strategy and is responsible for product architecture, implementation, and operations.

Dr. Windley is a frequent author and speaker on event-driven systems, digital identity, Web architectures, Web services, and programming language design. He writes the Technometria blog on these areas and others. Dr. Windley is the author of the book Digital Identity, published by O'Reilly Media in 2005. Dr. Windley is also an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University and Executive Producer of IT Conversations, a popular network of technology podcasts.

Dr. Windley served from 2001 to 2002 as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the state of Utah, serving on Governor Mike Leavitt's Cabinet and as a member of his senior staff. In this capacity, he was responsible for effective use of all IT resources in the state and advised the governor on technology issues. During his tenure, many national groups repeatedly recognized the state for its excellence in the areas of IT and eGovernment.

Prior to his appointment as CIO, Dr. Windley served as Vice President for Product Development and Operations at Excite@Home, managing a large, interdisciplinary team of product managers, engineers, and technicians developing and operating large-scale Internet and e-commerce products. Dr. Windley served for two years as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of iMall, Inc., an early leader in electronic commerce, and was part of the team that sold iMall to Excite@Home for $450 million.

Windley received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Davis in 1990. Prior to doing graduate studies, Windley worked for four years as a nuclear metallurgist and a member of the technical staff at the Division of Naval Reactors in Washington, D.C.

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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning PTR; 1 edition (December 22, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1133686680
  • ISBN-13: 978-1133686682
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 7.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,744,238 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Phil Windley is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Kynetx, an early stage company providing a platform for building browser apps. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University where he teaches courses on reputation, digital identity, large-scale system design, and programming languages. Phil writes the popular Technometria blog and is a frequent contributor to various technical publications. He is also the author of the book Digital Identity from O'Reilly Media.

Prior to joining BYU, Phil spent two years as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the State of Utah, serving on Governor Mike Leavitt's Cabinet and as a member of his Senior Staff. Before entering public service, Phil was Vice President for Product Development and Operations at Excite@Home and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of iMALL, Inc. an early creator of electronic commerce tools. Phil serves on the Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards for several high-tech companies. Phil received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Univ. of California, Davis in 1990.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Steve Fulling on January 10, 2012
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Phil Windley presents a compelling alternative to today's request-response, silo'ed Internet. When you want to connect everything to everything else a new model is necessary. That model is an evented one. This model is aligned with how we as humans operate, focusing on semantics, identity, and networking (request response is hierarchical) . Using events and an Evented API, developers can begin to define the semantics of behavior for any connected device based on when things happen (an event). A *must* read for anybody interested in the future economy around APIs, Internet of Things, cloud computing and Identity.The Live Web: Building Event-Based Connections in the Cloud
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tyler Whitaker on February 15, 2012
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Phil Windley is a great visionary whose hard work and determination are evident in this book. I have no doubt that the live web he so passionately writes about is the future of the internet. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested and motivated to take part in building the exciting possibilities that exist ahead of us.
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By Nicolas on April 29, 2015
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Really insightful. Phillip is a visionary
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