Sep 29, 2009

what’s a mashup?

Definition : Mashup
  • “A mashupis a website or application that combines content from more than one source into an integrated experience
  • Content used in mashups is typically sourced from a third party via a public interfaceor API
  • Other methods of sourcing content for mashups include Web feeds(e.g. RSS or Atom) and JavaScript”
  • That encourage software creators to expose their applications as sets of reusable servicesand encourage others use the good pieces of what they provide in new and innovative ways, easily wiring together the little pieces
  • On the demand-sidethere is a rising comfort with and expectation of finding a throw-away application to do just the one thing you needed when you need it

Make your own mashup

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Decide where your data is coming from

  • Total APIs: 431
  • Total Mashups Listed: 1900
  • Mashup/Day: 3.16
  • Weigh your coding skills: JavaScript, AJAX, Ruby, etc.
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