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Mashups: Strategies for the Modern Enterprise by J. Jeffrey Hanson

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Chapter 1. Mashup Styles, Techniques, and Technologies

To begin design work on a mashup, you must determine what is to be “mashed” together. Three high-level categories of items can be mashed together—user interface artifacts (presentation), data, and/or application functionality (processes). This might include HTML snippets, on-demand JavaScript to access an external API, web service APIs from one of your corporate servers, RSS feeds, and/or other data to be mixed and mashed within the application or pages. The implementation style, techniques, and technologies used for a given mashup depend on this determination. Once the items are determined, your development team can proceed with applying languages, processes, and methodologies to the application ...

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