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Enterprise Web Development

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[Excerpts from my review published in ACM's Computing Reviews.]

Enterprise web development : building HTML5 applications from desktop to mobile

Fain Y., Rasputnis V., Tartakovsky A., Gamov V., O’Reilly Media, Inc., Sebastopol, CA, 2014. 642 pp. Type: Book (978-1-449356-81-1)

Date Reviewed: Jun 18 2015



A basic truth about this book is that at 600 pages it is ambitious in scope and covers a whole lot of ground.

The book defines what it means for an app to be an enterprise app--that it is integrated with one or more company-specific business processes and helps an organization run its business online--and then goes about developing one.

The authors have earned their stripes having built and written books on enterprise web apps using Java, then Adobe Flex, and now Hypertext Markup Language 5 (HTML5).

HTML5, of course, isn’t just HTML. It’s a replacement term for what used to be called Web 2.0, and is short for the entire tech stack that comprises avant-garde HTML5 development today:…