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A hidden gem in Presto

Posted 10/17/2010 - 03:19 by nzblue_fish

Hi Mashers,

I've been meaning to blog on this topic for a long time, but being pulled off on others projects meant a bit of time away from doing more on my favourite technology, mashups and apps.

With the release of Presto 3.0 I knew I had to make a start on some new mashups. We've recently started using Yammer internally, and I thought Presto would provide a great way to tap in to the Yammer API so that I could create an App to show a live running feed on the homepage of our intranet. [Read More...]

WILT #2 - Is that node really empty?

Posted 05/21/2010 - 00:44 by nzblue_fish

Hi mashers,

I've been a bit pre-occupied lately with other things and haven't had much time to write about my mashups, but I have been working on some useful things nonetheless.

I blogged a few weeks ago about using Wufoo to capture data via online forms and then grabbing the entered data using a mashup I had built to return the entries in an easily digestable form (via the Wufoo Query API).  [Read More...]

Wufoo kung fu

Posted 03/21/2010 - 20:58 by nzblue_fish

Hi mashers,

I got very excited last week about a new discovery and just couldn't help myself. It was just crying out to be used in a mashup somehow. [Read More...]

Just Add Water ...

Posted 03/14/2010 - 18:15 by nzblue_fish

Hi mashers, [Read More...]

A pinch of this ...

Posted 02/28/2010 - 23:58 by nzblue_fish

Hi mashers,

I've been pondering what to do next in my 34 Mashups challenge.

A few weeks ago I had to explain to an older family member exactly what a 'mashup' was.  It might not seem like a difficult thing to do, but when their total experience with technology comes down to a bit of email and using the Internet I was wondering how best to explain it to them in simple terms. [Read More...]

Challenge Mashup #32 - Geocode Data

Posted 02/13/2010 - 05:14 by nzblue_fish

Hi mashers,

well here's the next installment in my challenge to build a working example of all 34 (well I'm sure I counted 37 but what's a mashup or two between friends) mashup patterns suggested in Mike Ogrinz's book "Mashup Patterns - Designs and Examples for the Modern Enterprise" (which you can find out more about here). [Read More...]

37 Mashups - The Challenge

Posted 01/26/2010 - 07:20 by nzblue_fish

When I firsted started the journey to learn about mashups, I spent some time surfing the internet to find as many useful references to mashups as I could: what they were and how they could be used. One resource that I came across, was a book entitled "Mashup Patterns - Designs and Examples for the Modern Enterprise" by Michael Ogrinz. I have to confess I still haven't read the book, but it is on my "must have" list, somewhere very near the top. [Read More...]

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