Just a quick rundown of some notable mashup-related links and news:
- In Read/Write Web's Web 3.0: When Web Sites Become Web Services, Alex Iskold gives another good analysis of trends in the API and mashup space. In particular he looks at the strategic value of web sites becoming web services, but notes that until more than just a few hundred sites offer APIs, techniques like screen-scraping will continue to be popular mashup techniques.
- On the enterprise mashup front there's this report on how IBM Goes Goo-Goo for Gadgets. Apparently IBM and Google announced a deal that will integrate Google Gadgets into the WebSphere portal server to give corporate customers access to the 4000+ gadgets in an IT sanctioned way. The story points out that this continues the 'consumerization of IT' and that the deal helps earn Google more credibility as they move further into the enterprise.
- And over at IBM's developerWorks, Elliotte Rusty Harold last month gave his Ten predictions for XML in 2007. Many of these items have implications here including increased adoption of the Atom Publishing Protocol - see Google's GData APIs for evidence - and the "XML Backlash" we see via increased adoption of simpler data formats like JSON. [via]