Want to learn how to code your own mashups? Try reading a book. There's a growing library of books available now that are either fully or partially dedicated to programming mashups. I'll start a series of posts on these books starting with a few for the Flickr API:
- Building Flickr Applications with PHP: by Rob Kunkle and Andrew Morton for Apress. A new title just published two months ago. FYI, Andrew created Phlickr the handy PHP wrapper for Flickr's API, which they make use of in the book.
- Flickr Hacks: Tips & Tools for Sharing Photos Online: another good one from the O'Reilly's Hacks series, this one by Paul Bausch and Jim Bumgardner with a forward from Flickr founder Caterina Fake. The bulk of the book is on Flickr in general but the last two chapters dig into the API and coding Flickr mashups. Jim has created lots of very creative, very popular Flickr mashups including Coverpop and Color Fields Colr Pickr.
- Flickr Mashups: by David M. Wilkinson for Wrox. Not yet published, due in January but looks interesting.