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Developing Situational Applications with Web 2.0 Mashups

Wring out the advantage of Web 2.0

The evolution of Web sites to dynamic rich interactive applications is a true revolution for users. But for ASP.NET developers tasked with building high-performing scalable applications, it presents major challenges. The features that characterize blogs, wikis, personalized pages, and other data-driven Web 2.0 applications fundamentally change processing, transmission, and rendering workloads, and require new approaches and solutions. In Web 2.0 applications:

•   Content is highly dynamic, with the most of the content generated by users. The popularity of individual pages or the application itself can change rapidly, making it extremely difficult to anticipate workload and traffic volume.

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More Stories By Kent Alstad

Kent Alstad, CTO of Strangeloop Networks, is principal or contributing author on all of Strangeloop's pending patents. Before helping create Strangeloop, he served as CTO at IronPoint Technology. Kent also founded, Eclipse Software, a Microsoft Certified Solution Provider, that he sold to Discovery Software in 2001. In more than 20 years of professional development experience, Kent has served as architect and lead developer for successful production solutions with The Active Network, ADP, Lucent, Microsoft, and NCS. Kent holds a bachelor of science in psychology from the University of Calgary.

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