Enterprise mashups are emerging as a way to integrate data and create new Web services that meet specific user and consumer needs. Michael Ogrinz, author of Mashup Patterns: Designs and Examples for the Modern Enterprise, spoke with SearchSOA.com editor Jack Vaughan about the current environment for mashup development and discussed in detail the capabilities enterprise mashups can provide for the enterprise.
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Ogrinz himself was initially skeptical of mashups when he first encountered them several years ago. Soon after, he discovered that mashups could solve business-specific tasks he previously thought to require significant expense and the expertise of a program's original developers, such as adding an RSS feed to a system, extending an existing system, or changing an interface. "I started seeing potential for mashups everywhere," said Ogrinz.
During this podcast, Ogrinz discusses in detail the how mashups can simplify data harvesting, explains the difference between a mashup and a portal, and provides an overview for the current development and market climates for enterprise mashups.
Read a free chapter from Mashup Patterns: Designs and Examples for the Modern Enterprise.
This was first published in August 2009