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Chapter 2– second draft posted

For your reading pleasure, I just posted the second draft of Chapter 2 ("Uncovering the Mashup Potential of Websites").  It is a thoroughly rewritten version of the first draft,  a much deeper piece of work.  It did take me a lot of rethinking to get this 39 page chapter in order — but I think […]

Screen-scraping references

Even though my book focuses on the use of formal APIs for mashups, I'd like to provide guidance on screen-scraping and other forms of reverse engineering to my readers. There's plenty of mashup work that can be done even if you confine yourself to using only formal APIs. Sometimes, it's handy or even necessary to […]

Work to do for the second draft of Chapter 2

Chapter 2 analyzes Flickr for what makes it a mashup platform par excellence through which you can learn how to remix a specific application and exploit features that make it so remixable. The chapter compares and contrasts Flickr with other remixable platforms:, Google Maps, and On my plate is writing the second draft […]

Amazon URL structures

I spend a substantial part of Chapter 2 on the topic of understanding the syntax and semantics of URLs in web applications. Knowing how URLs are formed lays the foundation of mashing them up later but also enables users to recombine content from various sites without much programming. In the chapter, I look at URLs […]

Chapter 2: First draft

I have posted the first draft of Chapter 2 (pdf) "Looking at Flickr,, Google maps, and as end-user tools". The chapter analyzes Flickr (as our primary extended example) for what makes it the remix platform par excellence for learning how to remix a specific application and exploit its many features that make it […]