From the Back Cover
With zembly you can create mashups and web applications drawing on content from virtually any web site, API call, or data stream. What’s more, zembly makes it as easy to deploy and scale next-generation web applications as it is to build them. Suddenly, the web itself becomes programmable: the browser becomes your development environment, and you can leverage building blocks created by thousands of developers, worldwide.
With extensive contributions from zembly’s creators, Assemble the Social Web with zembly is the first and only official guide to zembly. This book brings together all the knowledge and code you’ll need to build applications for today’s leading Web 2.0 platforms: Facebook, Flickr, Google Maps, iPhone, and more.
The authors begin with a high-level tour of zembly that clearly explains its goals, capabilities, core concepts, and long-term direction. You’ll quickly walk through constructing your first zembly application; then, learn step-by-step how to use zembly with each of today’s most powerful and popular social web platforms.
- Understanding the new paradigm of social programming
- Building Flickr widgets to generate and display web-based slide shows
- Creating widgets that draw upon Zillow’s enormous real estate database
- Developing mashups that incorporate maps and geographical data from Google Maps
- Integrating with Facebook: from the absolute basics through advanced techniques utilizing the Facebook Data Store Model
- Using Dapper Dapps to create feeds that can capture content from virtually any web site
- Using zembly to simplify and accelerate iPhone web app development
About the Author
Paul Anderson is a founding member of the Anderson Software Group, Inc., a leading provider of programming and software development training courses.
The Andersons’ previous books include Java Studio Creator Field Guide (Sun Microsystems Press, 2006) and Enterprise JavaBeans Component Architecture (Prentice Hall, 2002).
Todd Fast is the architect and CTO of zembly. Previously, he was Chief Architect for Enterprise Java tools at Sun Microsystems, and a lead architect for the NetBeans IDE focusing on SOA, web services, and XML.
Chris Webster is a Senior Staff Engineer at Sun Microsystems and Technical Lead for zembly. He is a co-author of NetBeans™ IDE Field Guide Second Edition (Prentice Hall, 2006).