Voice Enabling Web Applications: VoiceXML and Beyond [With CDROM] (Paperback)
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Ken Abbott's "Voice Enabling Web Applications: VoiceXML and Beyond" is a comprehensive introduction to the syntax, concepts, and strategies underlying the development of voice-based Internet applications. This book is divided into three parts, each of which tackles an important piece of the voice application development puzzle. In Part I, "Retrospective on Voice and the Web", you'll learn how VoiceXML (VXML) is the perfect candidate for creating voice-enabled applications, accomplished through a summary and comparative analysis of the roles both markup languages and user interfaces play in creating today's Web architectures. In Part II, "The VoiceXML Language", you'll be introduced to VXML syntax and programming concepts, quickly learning how to develop dynamic voice applications by following along with the creation of a voice-enabled personal information manager. You'll also learn about Voice User Interface (VUI) design principles, gaining valuable insight into the techniques used to create efficient, user-friendly voice applications. In Part III, "Incorporating Voice Into the Web", you'll be introduced to the components used to create large-scale Web application architectures, learning more about the important role XML plays in creating applications capable of interfacing with various media.
About the Author
Ken Abbott is an independent software architect and consultant in the Boston area. His clientele spans the range from Fortune 500 companies to dot-com startups. Recently, his practice has focused on application of Java 2 Enterprise technologies to business applications. Before entering private practice, Abbott was technical director at XSoft, a division of Xerox, where he led the development of the InConcert workflow software product. He is a Sun Certified Enterprise Architect, an IBM Certified Solutions Expert, and a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.