If you want to write mashups in Java these libraries might save you a lot of time. Just as with the 12 Ruby Resources we looked at last week, these resources can greatly simplify access to major APIs. Some are officially supported by the API providers themselves and others are independent, open source efforts.
Facebook Java [...]
Want to build a mashup using Ruby? To help you get started we’ve rounded-up a dozen Ruby libraries for open web APIs that can help you get a head start. Most of these are Ruby wrappers — often as gems — that simplify coding for specific APIs and sometimes across APIs.
YouTube API Wrapper: A Ruby [...]
As part of a new ongoing ProgrammableWeb feature, we’ll start providing a regular stream of links on a variety of API, mashup, tool and industry topics. Rather than group them just as ‘links’, these will be posted in a unified theme. So today’s are coding-centric. (Keep in mind, there are now over 60 how-to mashup [...]
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 [...]
Ryan Campbell over at Particletree wrote this nice introduction on How to Add an API to your Web Service. Good for beginning without too many assumptions about what you do or don’t know about things like REST or SOAP. He outlines many of the decisions you’ll have to make including data format support and error [...]
Mike Pegg does a great job tracking the most interesting maps mashups over at his Google Maps Mania. Occasionally he also does a roundup of tools for creating or enhancing Google Maps. Follow this link to see his eighth roundup of these tools along with links to the previous seven roundups. Good mix of Google [...]
Alex Bosworth over at Source Labs (and creator of the great open source resource SWiK) writes consistently good posts and Monday’s was no exception: How to Provide a Web API. In it he addresses the question of “What are a few simple rules for providing a web API?” with these five points:
Keep it clean and [...]
Duane Merrill over at IBM’s Developerworks just posted this good introductory overview Mashups: The new breed of Web app. He covers the various genres (as classified by tag here), the technologies including REST/SOAP, Ajax, RSS, RDF and screen scraping. And perhaps the most interesting part, the “Technical Challenges” section that looks at issues in data [...]
The first day of Mashup Camp’s Mashup University took place today and if you want a good run-down on what took place check-out Joe Hunkins’ excellent summaries.