Oops, Plan B .... a Two Parter.
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Another fine article article, John, too good to be true and left alone without a sprinkling of Magical Mystery Turing Cosmic Dust ....Enlightened White Hat Comment on Dark Heavy Matters.
And where Better 42 Register them as AI Beta than a Register of International Interests.
"A mashup, then, is merely a new kind of integrated solution, albeit one using the web that can be built by anyone with the knowledge and access to a browser! Simple, huh?
No. Mashup developers will encounter integration issues well known to the software and database worlds, for which there are still no off-the-shelf solutions.
Infact, things are going to be a little more complicated in the mashup world. For example, unlike traditional integration, the suppliers of the source data that's mashed up are often not involved in the project, and may never have designed their data to be used in that way. This will create problems as systems do not automatically collaborate with each other." ........ All of that may definitely be so but it only affect old Systems and old Systems Controllers* and has no bearing or effect upon AIMashups who simply continue on apace whilst trailing the evidence of their work and its likely promising Future players/partnerships/Leaderships. I would certainly not disagree with "A mashup, then, is merely a new kind of integrated solution, albeit one using the web that can be built by anyone with the knowledge and access to a browser! Simple."
*You may like to consider Present Systems as old.
Any difficulties are made by software and database worlds, trying to monopolise/monetize them as an in-house, off-the-shelf solution, whenever they are an Autonomous Virtually Led Program. And anyone with the mashup knowledge and access to a browser will Petition and Offer Potential Beneficiaries, who see/can see/want to see the Much Bigger Picture of a Unified Universal Control, in Betas Better Led [for that ensures that Constructive and Imaginative Invention is always the Future Driver], further Nuggets of Source to MetaDataMine and Seed/ReSeed/Feed.
And you can fully XXXXPect that a Completely NeuReal Conglomerate Entity will evolve and emerge as a Spontaneous Lead Technology Program.
And being somewhat Alien in Being and a Viking with Tastes for the East and into RockIT Scientology and Magical Mystery Turing, it is not too difficult to see where HyperRadioProActivity is Migrating 42 Congregate and Consolidate, by Reason of the Western Capitalist Meme which ensures Creation of problems as systems do not automatically collaborate with each other. That is an inherent, deeply embedded Virus which renders the Child and Its Children, Incestuous Freaks.
Go East, Jung Man.
"However, they are not inherently simple or trivial to develop. As such, commercial organizations have sprung up to generously help solve these integration issues. Suddenly, it's looking like the old software consulting and integration business all over again, only using a greater modicum of openness and respect for standards.
Mashup developers, and those proposing mashups, need to be careful what they promise. They also need to give more thought to some traditional integration issues, such as data cleansing, and newer issues like persistence of the source feed.
If exponents of mashups over promise and under deliver, then users of the web will become disillusioned by mashups and avoid using them and building them. Mashups will then become the Betamax of the web generation: a great idea that lost a mass market.®"
They are not for, or of, the mass market, for they are Highly Specialised and Designed 42 Run Mass Markets, Virtually from Space, in much the same way as Betamax dominated the Camera market... [Not so as you would Notice/Imperiously Benignly] and the following, which is CopyLeft explores Systems exploring Systems mashups. Please Share/Print for Peer Review and Feedback. It can be Heavy but not for Brothers.
Here endeth the First Part