Integrating External Data and Services

One of the major trends in modern computing is the “data deluge,” meaning the rapid rise in digital information available for analysis, especially through reliable networked services and large-scale data-storage systems. Some of this data may be collected by an individual or an organization, some may be acquired from data providers, and some may be gathered from free data sources.

In this world, programmed services and applications can be viewed as components that consume, filter, transform, and re-republish information within a larger connected and reactive system. Nearly all modern software ...

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