Although mashups started out in the consumer space, their success makes a migration into corporate IT environments inevitable. Firms exploring this new software development model may struggle at first to understand the importance of mashups from a corporate perspective. In the upcoming book, Mashup Patterns, author Michael Ogrinz provides a collection of use-case driven patterns intended to explain the value of enterprise mashups to both technical and non-technical readers. We recently interviewed Michael about the patterns and what he hoped to achieve with his book.
Google has announced several very interesting updates to its Book Search tools, including an embeddable viewer for book previews and a data API. These should open-up a wide range of book-related applications. This follows-up on Google’s release in March when they launched the first API for Google Book Search, the Book Viewability API.
The Open Library is a project of the non-profit Internet Archive, whose long-term goal is to present “one web page for every book ever published.” A recent release of the Open Library brought the total number of book records to over 13.4 million (including over 234,000 records with full-text for the book).
This year’s Demo show is going on in Palm Desert, CA this week, and although many of the companies are early-stage startups just getting their main product ready for the public, here are 5 that use, or plan to use, APIs for a strategic advantage.
If you’re interested in developing maps mashups using the Yahoo! Maps API but have not yet had the chance to use those APIs, you’re in luck. There’s now a very good book to show you the way, Yahoo! Maps Mashups by Charles Freedman. It’s a comprehensive overview of the three flavors of Yahoo! Maps APIs [...]
Continuing the series on books for mashup developers — last week Flickr Mashup Books — here is a quick summary of books that can help you build mashups with the various Amazon APIs.
Note that the Amazon APIs are quite popular with 94 Amazon e-commerce API mashups listed at ProgrammableWeb. And you can use the [...]
Want to learn how to code your own mashups? Try reading a book. There’s a growing library of books available now that are either fully or partially dedicated to programming mashups. I’ll start a series of posts on these books starting with a few for the Flickr API:
Building Flickr Applications with PHP: by Rob Kunkle [...]