» Is IBM making enterprise mashups respectable? | Enterprise Web 2.0 | ZDNet.com

» Is IBM making enterprise mashups respectable? | Enterprise Web 2.0 | ZDNet.com: "Read IBM’s analysis of claims of 10-to-1 productivity improvements for Ruby on Rails over Java for developing Web-based software On the other hand, mashups use almost remkarably simple, basic techniques for connecting things together.

This includes guerilla-style development techniques that deliver results in preference to formal, upfront engineering. This might mean using Javascript includes of another site’s software, straightforward Web services and feeds based directly on top of HTTP, and JSON for data retrieval and remixing. And with initiatives like OpenAjax, we might get first real conventions for component interoperability in the browser.

Like so many aspects of Web 2.0, the term 'mashup' is poorly defined and a generally accepted definition probably does not exist today. The term itself, as applied to the informal fusion of Web services and browser-side Javascript, is so new that it only made it into Wikipedia in mid-September, 2005, less than a year ago."

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