Nearly 50% of IBM Press books sales on have been ebooks.  What a difference a year makes when ebooks represented just a small fraction.  Our new sMash book is available as an ebook and the hardcopy will be out in a week.  (August 24).  Regardless of when you order – enjoy a 35% off discount code and free shipping in the US. 

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Getting Started with IBM WebSphere sMash


Use IBM WebSphere sMash to Rapidly Deliver Scalable, Flexible Web 2.0 Applications

With the radically new IBM WebSphere sMash and the Project Zero platform, it’s far easier to develop, assemble, and run applications and mashups that align tightly with SOA enterprise infrastructures. Getting Started with IBM WebSphere sMash covers all aspects of architecting, designing, and developing solutions with these breakthrough technologies.

Authored by three IBM leading sMash experts, this practical tutorial shows how to create state-of-the-art web applications far more rapidly than you ever could with traditional Java or .NET enterprise platforms.

As you walk through sample projects based on real-life scenarios, you’ll master both basic and advanced sMash features, ranging from request handling to event processing, database access to security. You’ll also learn agile best practices for consistently writing better web applications, delivering them sooner, and getting more value from them.

Coverage includes

• Installing and configuring IBM WebSphere sMash, and choosing your development environment

• Creating handlers to efficiently service all types of requests

• Understanding sMash’s “convention over configuration” approach, and knowing when to override convention

• Rendering responses that include visual content, data, and other resources

• Connecting with databases via Project Zero’s powerful data access API

• Using sMash’s security model to protect inbound and outbound connections

• Building more flexible applications with sMash’s sophisticated event processing

• Extending sMash development to non-programmers with Assemble Flow

• Programming client-side code with the Dojo Toolkit

• Taking advantage of sMash’s PHP support