F work in front of them learning the nuances of their chosen service providersAlong with providing little detail of each service the book suffers from not really digging into a number of topics that would make it a much useful companion Big challenges when building applications dependent on other peoples servers include effective testing caching surviving third party service outages and good ways of integrating your interface code into your applicationLip service is paid to the need to be prepared for a third party service outage but no examples of Pulled Thread Embroidery how to survive are offered It wouldn tave been ard to illustrate ways of falling back to local databases "Or To Secondary Services But None Is Offered There S "to secondary services but none is offered There s mention of writing tests so no opportunity to offer ways to use mocks to test the local code or to discuss ow you might automate your testing of the integration itself and caching is similarly overlooked except in the case of e commerce services where it is used to preserve istorical data that doesn t make accessibleThe absence of testing really shows through in some of the code offered Much of
Spreadsheet EditGrid Interfax 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 What you will learn from this book You will learn what a mashup application and a mashup plug in are and ow you can effectively use mashup technology to do than just Web 20 startups You will also learn ow to use Ruby and Ruby on Rails to combine mix and match up nearly 30 mashup APIs from small to really large scale and from completely free to commercial to Map a fleet of kiosks in an online map Send marketing messages through e mail SMS and fax Sell and track the sales of books Search for jobs through a Facebook application Show all .spreadsheet editgrid
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He code demonstrated in the book is overly complex and procedural with little in the way of modular reusable components Similarly there s little by way of discussion of where such fits into your rails application with some classes that are clearly models albeit non ActiveRecord dropped into the lib folder and numerous very fat controllersRather than covering seven separate projects this box would ave been much stronger Gone for Good had it focussed on two or three but worked through them in significantly detail Possibly there wouldn tave been a chance to touch on as many services but by building up one of the diverse systems like the ticketing application in detail covering failover testing clean integration with a rails app and other such topics this could Lallieva (Alice Allevi, have been a much richer book with appeal for a far wider range of developers As is it s worth skimming through if you re looking for advice on sending faxes or SMS but won telp much with the real challenges of building a robust application that s dependent on third party servicesDisclaimer I was sent a copy of this book for review by the publisher. Orts of information on a geographic location Buy and pay for movie tickets then post the screening information in an online calendar Apply approve and pay for employee
Expense Claims Approach Thisclaims Approach This is project based The format of each project is similar with a statement of the project discussion of the main protocols involved an overview of the API and then complete code for building the project You will be led methodically through concrete steps to build the mashup with asides to explain the theory behind the code Who this book is written for This book is for Ruby on Rails developers who want to expand the features of their site by consuming remote external data and services Basic knowledge of Ruby on Rails programming is reuired but you need not ave any experience of any of the APIs used. Providing a whistlestop tour through building a range of Ruby
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PROVIDERSASIDE THE TERM MASHUP IS ONE OF THOSE TECHThe term mashup is one of those tech that s almost impossible to pin down I should note that the way it used in this book seemingly any application that draws on a third party services is not a way I d choose to use it but I d rather focus "on the book itself than on titling semanticsthe "the book itself than on titling semanticsThe British Society Since 1945 hits all the usual suspects google maps flickr technorati wikipedia and also covers the basics of building a facebook application using paypal for payment processing and sending faxes and SMS messages through a third party gateway For those who want a uick overview of all of those options it ll give you enough to get started though as a result of the pace only the very basics of each service is covered and anyone wanting to build a sophisticated app willave uite a bit In Detail A web mashup is a new type of web application that uses data and services from one or external sources to build entirely new and different web applications Web mashups usually mash up data and services that are available on the Internet freely commercially or through other partnership agreements The external sources that a mashup uses are known as mashup APIs This book shows you ow to write web mashups using Ruby on Rails the new web application development framework The book as seven real world projects and each project is described in a methodical step by step way showing Reiki And The Seven Chakras how you can write a web mashup from the ground up APIs covered in the book This book covers Google Maps API Yahoo geocoding services Geocoderus geocoding services Geocoderca geocoding services Hostipinfo Google.