A step-by-step tutorial to building web mashups
Learn about web mashup applications and mashup plug-ins
Create practical real-life web mashup projects step by step
Access and mash up many different APIs with Ruby and Ruby on Rails
A web mashup is a new type of web application that uses data and services from one or more external sources to build entirely new and different web applications. Web mashups usually mash up data and services that are available on the Internetâ€” freely, commercially, or through other partnership agreements. The external sources that a mashup uses are known as mashup APIs.
This book shows you how to write web mashups using Ruby on Railsâ€” the new web application development framework. The book has seven real-world projects and each project is described in a methodical step-by-step way, showing how you can write a web mashup from the ground up.
This book covers: Google Maps API, Yahoo geocoding services, Geocoder.us geocoding services, Geocoder.ca geocoding services, Hostip.info, Google Spreadsheet, EditGrid, Clickatell, Interfax, Amazon ECS, Sparklines, Facebook, Indeed, DayLife, Technorati, Futef, WebserviceX Currency Convertor, Weatherbug, Google Bases, Geonames, Flickr, Paypal, Google Calendar, Google Account Authentication, Google Data, and Google Spreadsheet Data.
Use Ruby and Ruby on Rails to create seven practical mashup projects following step-by-step instructions.