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Learning Mashups While Landscaping

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...]

Mashing SharePoint Web Services

Mashups and Microsoft SharePoint Part 2.4: Mashing SharePoint Web Services

This is the ninth in a many-part series about Mashups and Microsoft SharePoint.  You can read about the entire series at http://www.jackbe.com/enterprise-mashup/blog/mashing-sharepoint-introduction.

This section provides 2 examples of publishing a SharePoint Web Service with Presto, using Wires to Virtualize the Web Service and create a Mashup, and finally to expose the Mashup as a Mashlet. [Read More...]

SharePoint Web Services

Posted 04/14/2009 - 10:02 by jeremy.pitten

Mashups and Microsoft SharePoint Part 2.3: SharePoint Web Services

This is the eigth in a many-part series about Mashups and Microsoft SharePoint.  You can read about the entire series at http://www.jackbe.com/enterprise-mashup/blog/mashing-sharepoint-introduction.

Presto version 2.6.1 or later is capable of consuming SharePoint Web Services, earlier versions of Presto did not support the NTLM Authentication. [Read More...]

Presto Demo at Web 2.0 Expo: Mashing SalesForce and Web Site Analytics into Oracle Portal Server

Dion Hinchcliffe presented a great 3 hour workshop titled Economics 2.0: Highly Effective Strategies for Putting Your
Business on a Recession Diet
. You can read more about it in Social Computing Magazine. During the section on Mashups, Dion invited me up on stage to demonstrate enterprise mashups using Presto.  Here's a recording of my demonstration:

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Mashing SharePoint RSS with Presto

Mashups and Microsoft SharePoint Part 2.2: Mashing SharePoint RSS with Presto

This is the seventh in a many-part series about Mashups and Microsoft SharePoint.  You can read about the entire series at http://www.jackbe.com/enterprise-mashup/blog/mashing-sharepoint-introduction.

In this article we'll publish a pair of RSS Feeds with Presto, use Wires to combine and filter the Feeds to create a Mashup, and finally, expose the Mashup as a Mashlet. One of the feeds will be provided by SharePoint and the other will be from a non-SharePoint source, so we will be demonstrating how Presto can be used to mash SharePoint data with external data source. [Read More...]

Presto Consuming SharePoint Services

Posted 03/27/2009 - 08:46 by jeremy.pitten

Mashups and Microsoft SharePoint Part 2.1: Presto Consuming SharePoint Services

This is the sixth in a many-part series about Mashups and Microsoft SharePoint.  You can read about the entire series at http://www.jackbe.com/enterprise-mashup/blog/mashing-sharepoint-introduction.

This article will focus on how SharePoint generated RSS can be consumed by Presto, other articles will look at SharePoint Web Service consumption and how SharePoint Services can be mashed using Presto. [Read More...]

The 'Beat the CEO' Winners

Posted 03/23/2009 - 12:06 by chriswarner

The 'Beat the CEO' Contest Winners

In case you missed it, a little whle ago we announced the 'Beat the CEO' contest. All we needed was a simple definition of 'enterprise mashups for the non-techy beginner.

We've had over 2 dozen entries so far and they've all been great. But there are too many good ones to choose just 1 or 2. So we picked 6 of the best and all of these folks will receive $50 and the honorary title of 'Mashup CEO'!

But we still want your input. We'd like you to give us your opinion of the 6 winning definitions. They are listed below...read 'em and rate them (just click on the stars). Oh, and if you haven't given us YOUR definition of enterprise mashups, head over to the 'Beat the CEO' forum thread and do it now. [Read More...]

Mashups and Microsoft SharePoint Part 1.4.1: List Mashlets Web Part, using Presto Connector for C#

Posted 03/17/2009 - 14:50 by jeremy.pitten

Mashups and Microsoft SharePoint Part 1.4.1: Creating a List Mashlets Web Part using Presto Connector for C#

This is the fifth in a many-part series about Mashups and Microsoft SharePoint.  You can read about the entire series at http://www.jackbe.com/enterprise-mashup/blog/mashing-sharepoint-introduction.

Whereas the MashletView Web Part, described in the previous article, provides a web part viewer in which to render a Mashlet, this second Web Part will make use of the Presto Connector for C# and ASP.NET UI Controls to access the Mashup Server and render the Web Part UI. [Read More...]

Extending Mashlet Maker with Custom Mashlets using a Custom BubbleChart Mashlet

Posted 03/13/2009 - 13:36 by jeremy.pitten

Extending Mashlet Maker with Custom Mashlets using a Custom BubbleChart Mashlet

Introduction

We decided to prepare a new sample Mashlet to showcase how you can extend Mashlet Maker in Presto 2.6.x using custom Mashlets as well as the capabilities of the BubbleChart chart type. First let's have a look at building the custom Mashlet.

A rich set of FusionChart chart types are bundled with Presto, only a few of them are used by the current set of sample mashlet types, such as the Bar, Line and Pie charts.

A sample Bubble Chart is provided on the FusionCharts web site, here.

The bubble chart enables us to plot 3 dimensions, the x and y axis coordinates together with the 3rd dimension represented by the bubble size. [Read More...]

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