Posted 10/08/2010 - 13:26 by chriswarner
I hope you've been finding our App Tips Blogs helpful and useful. Recently, we taught you how to Reduce Noise Pollution with the Filter block in Presto Wires. This week things will 'get personal' by building an App from a Filtered Mashup with user-friendly input boxes to make the App, well, personal. [Read More...]
Posted 09/14/2010 - 13:15 by chriswarner
Posted 01/22/2010 - 12:06 by chriswarner
Jeff Hammond of Forrester recently wrote an article in Information Week about ‘What Developers Think’. It recapped the results of a survey Forrester did with for Dr. Dobb's. [Read More...]
Posted 11/17/2009 - 14:42 by chriswarner
Everyday life is full of decisions. From the time you wake up in the morning to the time you go to bed, you spend most of your time (whether you realize or not) making decisions. It starts from the moment you wake up. What should I wear today? Do I have time for breakfast? Do I think it's going to rain today and do I need my umbrella? And the list goes on... [Read More...]
Posted 07/15/2009 - 08:51 by chriswarner
Posted 06/09/2009 - 11:34 by chriswarner
Easier, Safer Enterprise Mashups
The Spring 2009 Edition of Presto 2.7 is now available for download. The enhanced features of Presto 2.7 makes mashups easier and safer to use by allowing a broader group of business users to visually create mashups quickly and safely. Major enhancements to Presto 2.7 include:
- a more intuitive, user-focused update of Wires, the Presto Visual Mashup Composer, for easier mashup creation,
- improved Mashup Macros in Wires, letting you add custom mashup transformations that do what you want them to,
- security enhancements that detect and deny malicious code from public data sources, for safer mashups,
- extended browser support, including IE6, IE7, Firefox 3.0, and the Safari 4 Beta, making mashup creation even more accessible.
Posted 05/15/2009 - 14:16 by chriswarner
Let me tell you a story about a hero. Mike Rollins is a systems engineer supporting a research effort for the Department of Homeland Security, which has received a $4.3 million grant and a lot of attention. Needless to say, Mike and his organization have some very important problems they are trying to solve.
Mashups help Mike with his problems in a very meaningful way. As Mike put it in a recent blog, 'a buddy of mine pointed me in the direction of a product called Presto...it puts us months, if not years, ahead of where we were'.
Mashups certainly make Mike a hero at work. Which also makes him a Mashup Hero to us. [Read More...]
Posted 05/12/2009 - 13:51 by chriswarner
The mashup scientists at JackBe are always working on the next generation of mashup software. Lately they've been focused on our visual mashup composer, Wires.
Now they are just about ready to reveal the results of their hard work. Wires 2.7 is coming and you can nominate yourself for the early-access beta program.
Do you want to try out the new Wires before everyone else? Once you read about all the good stuff in Wires 2.7, I bet you will. [Read More...]
Posted 04/30/2009 - 13:44 by chriswarner
A few weeks ago I wrote a blog entitled 'Mashing Oracle without Oracle'. I talked a bit about the state of mashup technology and the less-than-impressive adoption of mashups into Oracle's technology stack.
Now JackBe is taking our Mashups for Oracle show on the road. We're showing off ‘Mashups for Oracle Apps’ at the community-driven Collaborate 09 conference in Orlando on May 5-7. It's a killer use-case for mashups. [Read More...]
Posted 04/17/2009 - 08:30 by chriswarner
I often get asked about 'best practices' when implementing enterprise mashups. So my compadres and I often write about tips, techniques, and guidelines, both here on the Mashup Developer Community and on our corporate blog. And recently I came up with an easy way to remember some of the more important best practices.
I spent most of my last 2 weekends moving 11 cubic yards of mulch. For those of you who have never encountered such a beast, check out the picture (that's after 5+ hours of work).
'Mulch Mountain', as I call it, is the equivalent of over 300 full wheel barrels of mulch. At ~20 pitch-forks loads per barrel, that's over 6,000 'bend and lifts'. Yes, 6,000. Yes, my back hurts.
So, during my
suffering work, my mind started to wander. And I had a thought: there are a lot of parallels in the best ways to mulch and mash... [Read More...]