Learn how to use and build extensions for Google Wave, the exciting new real-time communication and collaboration technology that unifies email, instant messaging (IM), wiki, and social networking functions in one integrated platform. With this book, you'll quickly learn about the Google Wave Client and how to use Google Wave's APIs to extend the platform and customize its functions and display. Judging by the enthusiastic response this technology received since it was unveiled at the Google I/O web developer conference, Google Wave will gain millions of early adopters and organizations in a short time - more than a million users have already requested access to the public preview. "Google Wave: Up and Running" will give you a good look at this platform, and show you how to build sophisticated extensions for it. Why wait? Get in on the first wave with this book. Become thoroughly familiar with Google Wave, including its key concepts and terminology. Learn through use cases how Google Wave offers consumers a distinct advantage over current communication and collaboration technologies.
Get a hands-on introduction to the APIs, protocols, and resources that will help you develop on this platform. Learn how to develop key extensions (robots and gadgets), and how to embed waves, using Google Wave's APIs.
Andres Ferrate is the founder of Cartosoft and a regular contributor to ProgrammableWeb. Cartosoft is an early stage startup focused on expanding the reach of geospatial technology to a broader audience through the Internet. As a contributor for ProgrammableWeb, a leading portal for API and mashup information, Andres writes about a variety of topics, including enterprise mashups and new platforms (such as Google Wave). Andres became interested in Google's platforms and APIs after working extensively with Google Maps mashups, with which he has helped organizations address various mapping needs and challenges. He first learned about Google Wave at Google I/O, Google's annual developer conference, and shortly thereafter became increasingly more interested in the new platform. Prior to founding Cartosoft, Andr s was Vice President of Operations for Geographic Technologies Group, a leading provider of geospatial services and software for local governments throughout the U.S. Andr s has worked in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, and his experience includes working for various startups, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), The World Bank, and as a volunteer for various non-profits. He currently resides in Portland, Oregon with his family.