Posted 01/05/2009 - 18:04 by chriswarner
On December 30 your Mashup Developer Community reached one thousand members! This is a great milestone and it is something you all should be proud of. Without your support and your referrals to co-workers, we wouldn’t be here. (If you haven't used the 'Invite a Friend' page, check it out!)
And I am very proud to say that because of this I lost a bet to Deepak, one of my fellow Mashup Developer Community Managers. As part of the bet, I promised to distrbute some holiday treats to all of you. So, here ya go... [Read More...]
Posted 12/21/2008 - 15:54 by Deepak Alur
OK. I had an inside bet going on that we are going to hit 1000 community users by the end of 2008! We are almost there, but can you help me win this bet?
Who knows, I might be able to convince Chris to send the last 11 people to sign up (users 991-1001) a special goodie, it's Christmas after all!
At the time of writing this, there are 953 members in our community. If you haven't signed up yet, can you sign up now? Pass the invite to your friends and colleagues. Hurry!!
Posted 12/08/2008 - 16:51 by danmalks
We ship Presto Developer Edition with everything you need to get started immediately out-of-the box. For example, we ship with Tomcat for your convenience (although you can deploy to your favorite app server, if you choose)
When it comes to security, you can connect Presto to your existing LDAP in order to access your users and groups from within Presto. But we ship with a simple internal user management database for your convenience out-of-the-box. In this blog, I will provide an overview of a basic use case for using Role Based Access Control (RBAC) with Presto.
I hope this will be a good jumping off point for you to get started with Presto Developer Edition so you can start rapidly building secure Enterprise Mashups. While I outline a simple example, the same approach can be used once you have integrated with your corporate LDAP or Single-Sign-On (SSO) solutions, as well.
Posted 12/04/2008 - 13:22 by chriswarner
I originally published this blog on Fast Company. Since Joe McKendrick at ZDNet and Loraine Lawson at IT Business Edge deemed it worthy of commentary, I thought all of you might find it interesting reading too. If so (or not), make sure you let me know what you think!
Mashups are a popular topic lately, in both IT and business circles. Gartner recently named them a ‘Top 10 IT Technology for 2009’. But if your organization is thinking about ‘getting mashy’, here are five common pitfalls that you can avoid with just a little education and forethought...
Posted 12/04/2008 - 13:20 by djleon2001
Data is everywhere and in so many different platforms, technology, and formats; the question is 'how to put all this data together to take advantage of it on demand?'. Wouldn't it be great to combine data from all the areas in your company regardless of the container? We used to have most systems based in databases and a few others in text files. Now we have others now in XML, etc. How do we merge them?
The answer is not to write a custom application; by now you know it will take a fortune and a lot of time. Fortunately JackBe has created a new Enterprise Suite to do all this for you. In minutes you can download a Developer Edition of the product, install it, and merge the most common data source types like Database, Webservices, REST, POJOs, and even Microsoft Excel Spread Sheets. This is the Revolution of the Data , which we call Mashups.
Posted 11/29/2008 - 16:07 by luis.derechin
[ Cross-posted from http://blogs.jackbe.com ]
A few nights ago I watched a very interesting piece on the Discovery Channel about ant colonies called ‘Ant Wars’. (Give me a few more lines and you’ll understand why this has anything to do with IT, enterprises or Mashups). I was awe-struck with the way that an ant colony behaves as one unified being rather than millions of individuals - some ants perform one function, which other ants use to their advantage so as to be able to perform their function more easily, and so on, and so on.
The commentator mentioned how scientists consider an ant colony to be a “Superorganism”. The Wikipedia, as usual, had a helpful description of the term: ‘A superorganism is an organism consisting of many organisms…where division of labour is highly specialised and where individuals are not able to survive by themselves for extended periods of time’. [Read More...]
Posted 11/23/2008 - 21:11 by chriswarner
Much has been written about the synergy between mashups and SOA (we rcapped a lot of it in a recent blog). Mike Kavis at Toolbox.com has gone one step further and added mashups into the SOA-enabled enterprise archietcture.
Here's the setup:
We want to hide the complexity of our architecture from the end user and expose data services to them to consume. At the same time we want these mashups to be equally secure as the services we write and adhere to the same governing principles. Enterprise mashup products provide tools to make managing this layer easy and efficient.
Posted 11/15/2008 - 11:42 by kishores
Would'nt it be nice if there was a way to convert any data to RSS/Atom format ? How is RSS relevant to enterprises ? Traditionally, RSS feeds have been used to subscribe to news and other information in the consumer web. However, RSS is slowly but surely finding its way into the Enterprises. There are very good reasons why it should. To me, there are at least a few reasons for data to be formatted in the RSS format: [Read More...]
Posted 11/13/2008 - 16:06 by girish
Here is an interesting article from Forbes on:
- Why mashups are good for enteprise IT ?
- Why it's good idea to provide the right tools to users and let them roam free ?
- And their take on what JackBe has to offer
Excerpt from the article: "Mash ups offer a way to collect and contextualize information from many internal and external information sources and systems of record in such a way that business users can analyze it and take action. By working with mash ups, business users can incrementally build in the functionality and information they need. They create an initial mash up with one or two sources of information and then add a little more, perhaps information from another system of record or online information source."
Posted 11/13/2008 - 02:14 by Deepak Alur
[Cross-posted from my personal blog]
I came across this interesting post: How Mashups Could Eliminate Integration Projects by Loraine Lawson. In a related post, she refers to John Crupi's article Enterprise Mashups Part I: Bringing SOA to the People which I would recommend to readers who want to understand JackBe's take on defining mashups. Anyway, Loraine's post led me to Ron Schmelzer's ZapFlash. Here are some excerpts of Ron's article that caught my eye, with my take on them.
Excerpt from ZapFlash:
A year or two ago, assuming that a mashup was a web browser-based, static, user interface composition of web-based functionality would be a reasonable presumption. But in the enterprise context, none of those assumptions necessarily hold – we might want non-Web access to mashed applications, we might want to change them regularly, and we might want to mash up information that exists below the user interface abstraction. For sure, Web mashups might embody the ideals of the original mashup concept, but we now have the desire to mash up a wide variety of IT resources from application to infrastructure to data that might be exposed with a wide range of interfaces – or without. And, it’s the desire to mash up information freed from the application that diversifies the mashup term to include the concept of the data mashup.
My take: This hits the point right on what we at JackBe have been saying all along about mashups. While some mashups are done purely in the UI/Browser, in the enterprise, such mashups need to be supported by a new tier, the mashup tier, which sits between the presentation and business tier. So enterprise mashups will have some mashing done in the client, but most of the mashing happens in server side where security, governance, policies can be applied before any mashing can happen in the client. [Read More...]