|Mashups – a new model of development?
Blogs, wikis, widgets and RSS have become some of the prominent
features associated with Web 2.0, however mashups may yet
become the Web 2.0 technology that will have the maximum impact
on future software development efforts.
Consumer mashups became popular a while ago, with www.housingmaps.com
being one of the earliest examples of easily and successfully merging
real estate data with live map locations, to provide users a convenient
way to locate apartments. More recently, the huge number of mashups
created with Google Maps highlights how effectively data, code and
content that is already available can be mashed-up, reused and integrated
easily - even by newbie web users.
However, the enterprise mashup space hasn’t been keeping
up with its consumer counterpart although many knowledge
workers in the enterprise can benefit enormously from the ability
to easily create and use mashups on the fly – and
thereby reduce the long tail of IT demand.
Some of the reasons for the lack of adoption in enterprises are
the security, compliance and integration requirements of enterprises,
when combining and using data from various sources and systems.
A lack of standards and formats has also been another issue that
has prevented large-scale enterprise mashup use.
Vendors in the enterprise mashup tools/ platform space are however
changing the dynamics of this market. In the last quarter alone,
there have been several new and better 2.0 product versions of existing
mashup offerings from Dreamface,
Technologies and others. Standards support for mashups have
also emerged very recently.
If the current challenges involving the creation and use of mashups
in the enterprise are resolved, mashups could very well
turn out to be a brand new model of software development soon!
turn into an industry as offerings mature
Up Enterprise Mashup Markets
support for mashups emerge
CIOs need to know about Ajax and mash-ups
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