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Decay in the Amazon APIs

In Chapter 17 of Pro Web 2.0 Mashups, I created a mashup of an Amazon Wishlist and Google Spreadsheets. When I returned to examine my code last night, I learned that it no longer worked.  Why?  First, the  Amazon Ecommerce API morphed into the Amazon Product Advertising API; I was puzzled why the API wasn't […]

Notelets for 2007.09.25

I was going to try Google Presentation, the new Powerpoint-like subsystem of Google Docs, until I learned that it doesn't export presentations to Powerpoint or OpenDocument. (See Can I download a presentation to my local computer?.) Now, I might create my PPT or OpenDocument presentation and then upload it to see how good the importing […]

New Drafts of Chapters 7, 9 13, and 17

I just posted the following chapters — for your edication and entertainment: Chapter 7: "Other XML Web Services APIs" (2007-06-09 13:38:24) Chapter 9: "Dissecting mashups and remixes" (2007-06-09 13:49:43) Chapter 13: "Online Maps and 3-D Digital Globes" (2007-06-07 15:44:19) Chapter 17:"Desktop and Web-Based Office Suites" (2007-06-07 15:24:53) As always, I'd be grateful for any constructive […]

Some useful references for Chapter 17 on office suites

Fodder for Chapter 17 on office suites when I get to writing it in detail: Google office destined to be mashed – "We definitely want to build out APIs, especially for the spreadsheets side, as spreadsheets are more data-oriented, but maybe also for he word processor," Google product manager Jonathan Rochelle said. "People will […]