Mashups: More than Maps [A6]


Distributed computing – where data is consumed from external Web sites, sometimes ‘mashed’, or displayed in some other way on your own site, has become a powerful way of providing functionality, and requires little or no financial outlay or technical understanding.

This workshop will look at some of the services available and examine some of the ways that they can be combined or otherwise used on your site and for prototype development.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the workshop you will:

  • Understand the concepts behind distributed computing and what this can do for you
  • Have looked at a few examples / case studies to illustrate the “mashup thinking process”
  • Have seen a demonstration of Yahoo! Pipes, one of the three major “mashup editors”
  • Have seen demonstrations of the three major mashup editors: Yahoo Pipes, Microsoft Popfly and Google mashup editor
  • Be able to understand some of the issues around relying on 3rd parties, and some possible solutions