This open-source offering, which can be downloaded without subscription fees, will allow enterprises to consume, aggregate, and publish information in a variety of forms and from a variety of sources.
At the same time,
Each new service in the mashup comes with metadata that is designed to simplify consumption by other mashups and Web services clients, as well as artifacts that simplify construction of user interfaces (UIs) in browsers, rich applications, and other environments. Because it supports the separation of content and presentation, Mashup Server enables recursive mashups, meaning one mashup can be consumer by another. It also broadens the user interface beyond HTML to RSS and Atom feeds, email, and instant messaging.
The beta version of Mashup Server has already gotten good notices. Ohloh.net estimates that it would have cost an enterprise $571,736 to write this project from scratch, figuring nearly 45,000 lines of code and 10 person-years.
Ganesh Prasad, who blogs at The Wisdom of Ganesh, has a lot of good things to say, based on the beta release:
So is the
The Mashup Server is built on the
- The ability to author and deploy mashups using notepad and a Mashup Server virtual directory.
- Try-It feature to help developers invoke and debug mashups or start developing their own rich HTML clients.
- Web 2.0-style console, powered by the
WSO2 Registry, which natively supports different users, and allows tags, comments, and ratings and a powerful search capability.
The Mashup Server is available for download. Mooshup.com membership is free, contingent on email verification.