- Paperback: 512 pages
- Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann; 1 edition (April 19, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 012381541X
- ISBN-13: 978-0123815415
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #794,337 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The web is becoming not only a venue for people to receive information but increasingly a place for them to create new forms of information and to share them. The transition in the role from being a passive consumer to an active consumer as well as contributor is made possible by exactly the kind of work described in this book." -- Dr. Margaret Burnett, Dept of Computer Science, Oregon State University
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Revolutionary tools are emerging from research labs that enable all computer users to customize and automate their use of the Web without learning how to program. No Code Required takes cutting edge material from academic and industry leaders – the people creating these tools -- and presents the research, development, application, and impact of a variety of new and emerging systems.
*The first book since Web 2.0 that covers the latest research, development, and systems emerging from HCI research labs on end user programming tools
*Featuring contributions from the creators of Adobe’s Zoetrope and Intel’s Mash Maker, discussing test results, implementation, feedback, and ways forward in this booming area
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I was extremely disappointed to discover that the vast majority of tools listed in this book are not available. This doesn't seem to correspond very well to the subtitle: "Giving Users Tools to Transform the Web". The majority of items listed are either unavailable or only available to people within select groups (MIT for example).
If you'd like to learn about some of the great tools that may some day be part of our daily computing, this may be the book for you. If you want to find tools that will help you today, I'd suggest you skip this one.
This book is not your ordinary tech book. It's written on an academic level, but that shouldn't scare you away if you truly want to understand what is helping drive the online revolution. It's not a book you can finish reading in a week, but rather becuase of the depth of information you will want to read it in chunks and then come back and start on the next chunk. I found it to be a great way to relax in the evenings, or even over my lunch hour, by just reading a bit and then trying to imagine how what I just read could apply to my company's website, or my own online adventures.
This would be a great gift for that inquisitive teenager who is thinking about a career in computer science or starting their own online business. It's also a great book for those of us, like myself, who are always curious about what lies around the corner -- what will technology bring us next, and how can I be a part of that change?
I had opted for this book with the intentions of being able to personalize my web experience.
But, the "revolutionary tools" that are supposed to enable me to do all this wonderful stuff, look amazingly like code to me. This book should have been titled "Personalizing the Web", rather than No Code Required. It is not for the casual user. The web guru, might eat it up however.
CODE FOR SIMIPLE STUFF; LOOKS REALLY COMPLEX:
The features, this book talks about creating code to simplify such as using maps in place of directions, currency converters, automating repetitive tasks seem overly simplified compared to the code it takes to create them. It then begs the question; Why? However they may be simplifying the tasks, to group them in an understandable way.
COMBINATION OF VARIOUS CONFERENCES:
As this book is a compilation of various conference presentations (9 chapters were first presented at ACM conferences), it does not bring things together, but instead presents various methods to personalize the web. The reader is left to make conclusions or figure out what is best for them. Each chapter has a summary as to the End Users, Domain of each case, plus a whole lot more. Unfortunately reviewing these quickly illustrate, this book is not for the casual web user.
EXAMPLE OF SOME CHAPTERS:
As an example, the chapter on Customizing and Automating have the following sub chapters:
3. Rewriting the web with Chicken foot: This is a code based Firefox extension.
4. A goal oriented web browser: Two programming tools for the web; Creo and Miro are covered here. They also are code
5. Collaboration scripting for the web: Scripting=Code.
6. Highlight: End user reauthoring of the web:Highlight is a Firefox extension and essentially records actions like a macro. Still a bit too program-like in my opinion.
7. Mixing the reactive and the personal: Opportunities for end user programming in Personal Information Management (PIM):Intel Mash Maker is featured here and is also a Firefox extention and I could never download this for some reason. It is the least program-like of the lot as it facilitates mash-ups.
I could continue to review the other chapters, but you can see them for yourself if you look at the table of contents. This book is not for the non-code savvy user. I have used macros in MS Office and have done some minor programming yet, I found the language in this book intimidating as well. Clearly not the book I was expecting.
The novice user would be better off using iGoogle or Yahoo, if their goal is to bring combinations of web interfaces to one place. Also there are many apps out there today that do many of the things this code proposes to do, spme are mobile use only others can be found on Google Chrome.