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Good book but not really mashups
on May 27, 2009
This book is a good book but it really isn't about mashups. This is about data integration patterns (filter, aggregation, integration, etc.) are all data integration patterns that have been around for years. I think this book misses the real value of mashups. It doesn't focus on the ease of assembling a new application by sourcing existing systems capabilities including data, logic, and presentation. But there are some valuable patterns around data integration and a couple like Dashboard that are fundamentally mashups. The patterns also need more structure. He mixes patterns on technology, functionality, use cases, and best practices without distinguishing them as such. It is an informative book but calling it mashup patterns is a bit misleading.