Eventsites, a Serverless Mashup

John Musser, June 6th, 2006

EventsitesJust a quick pointer to this interesting writeup by Peter Nixey at Webkitchen about the design and architecture of his mashup Eventsites. Why is it interesting? Because his application uses no server-logic or database of its own, just pure AJAX and web-services. Serve-up a page with some HTML and JavaScript, fetch data from EVDB, Flickr, GoogleMaps, and mix.

This may sound easy but as of today nearly all mashups use some degree of server-side processing: either for retrieving and parsing data, mixing data from multiple sources (sometimes to work around browser-side security constraints), caching, or other reason. Peter gives a great example of what’s possible with super-lightweight mashups. [via Amazon's Jeff Barr]

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