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When at the IOD Conference, I had the pleasure of meeting two people who are experts in the mashup area: Bobbi Cochrane and Ginny Ghezzo. On both occasions we randomly met while eating breakfast... and ended up talking about mashups with all the people sitting at the table.
Bobbi gave me a card that introduced the IBM Mashup Center which is an enterprise mashup platform to unlock data, remix content, and unleash productivity. Give it a try on greenhouse.lotus.com.
Also at the conference I met the publishers from Wiley who publish the Dummies series of books. They mentioned that they are interested in new titles including one on mashups. That brings me to mashup experts in Haifa: Ohad Greenshpan and Aya Soffer who have written several articles on the topic... and may make excellent authors of a book.
The IBM Database Magazine that came out today introduced me to the Mashup Camp which looks very interesting. The website calls it The Unconference for the Uncomputer. This issue also has a link to the a podcast of Curt Cotner speaking about mashups.
So far I can only find two books on amazon about mashups: Pro Web 2.0 Mashups: Remixing Data and Web Services (Expert's Voice in Web Development) by Raymond Yee. There are 4 reader comments on amazon, all positive, but let me know if you've read the book and if you recommend it. It published in February this year, so it is fairly recent.
A search on developerWorks brings up 359 matches on the keyword mashups.... so, you'll be able to find many articles if you search, including this one: Choosing between mashups and traditional Web applications - Considerations for leveraging IBM Mashup Center.
I'm looking forward to learning more about this area and hope you are as well.
Mashup thought leaders Mike Ogrinz, author of the book Mashup Patterns,and John Gerken, a Senior Architect for the IBM jStart Emerging Technologies team, will discuss:
Thursday April 30, 2009
11:00 AM Eastern, 10:00 AM Central, 9:00 AM Mountain, 8:00 AM Pacific
Conference telephone numbers: United States: 800 369-3162
Verbal Confirmation Code: Greenhouse
Click here for information on International numbers.
About the book:
Mashup Patterns by Mike Ogrinz
Indispensable Patterns and Insights for Putting Mashups to Work in Enterprise Environments
Using new mashup tools and technologies, enterprise developers can impose their own APIs on everything from Web sites and RSS feeds to Excel and PDF files–transforming a world of content into their own customized informationsource. In Mashup Patterns, Michael Ogrinz applies the concept of software development patterns to mashups, systematically revealing the right ways to build enterprise mashups and providing useful insights to help organizations avoid the mistakes that cause mashups to fail.
Drawing on extensive experience building business-critical mashups, Ogrinz offers patterns and realistic guidance for every stage of the mashup development lifecycle and addresses the key issues developers, architects, and managers will face. Each pattern is documented with a practical description, specific use cases, and crucial insights into the stability of mashups built with it. Ogrinz concludes by presenting twelve start-to-finish case studies demonstrating mashup patterns at work in actual enterprise settings.
Also of interest: The companion book, Mashups: Strategies for the Modern Enterprise by J. Jeffrey Hanson (Addison-Wesley), is an indispensable guide to designing, implementing, and debugging an enterprise mashup, offering sample code to illustrate key concepts.About the Author
Michael Ogrinz is a principal architect at one of the world’s largest financial institutions. His business focus is to identify and integrate emerging technologies into the enterprise and to create innovative and competitive solutions. A frequent industry speaker on various facets of Enterprise 2.0, Michael has been instrumental in enhancing the computing environment at his firm through his work on user interfaces and usability, wikis and blogs, and, most recently, mashups.
Michael cofounded localendar.com, a classic “garage start-up” that demonstrates how the “Long Tail” applies to online calendars as much as anything else. The niche site has provided more than 400,000 schools, churches, and clubs with simple online scheduling services since its inception more than eight years ago.
Michael lives with his wife, two daughters, a collection of classic pinball and vector arcade machines, and a partially completed B9 Robot in wonderfully rural Easton, Connecticut.
I had forgotten that I saw this cool youtube.com video about Mashups... that I encourage you to take a look at. I met up with Guylaine Cantin today and she reminded me.
Introduction to Mashups Video: Learn what mashups are and why they matter with this short animated video. (Click on the link to the video in the featured news section.)
I hope you enjoy.
Guylaine also mentioned that there is a wide range of information regarding this technology on the following site: greenhouse.lotus.com