Tag Archives: mashups

Mashup best practice #2

Following up on my finger-wag at Google for not properly supporting mashup developers by messing up versioning, I have to now send them full props for one thing they’re doing very, very, right. One half of Postel’s Law says “Be liberal in what you accept”, and Google has done exactly that in at least two… Read More »

Towards best practices for mashups

I previously pointed to the announcement of the shutdown of a version of the Google Adwords API, and commented that this really isn’t the way to go about versioning your Web 2.0 APIs. I’ve been digging into Google Maps recently, and noticed that they’re making the same mistake; The v=2 part of the URL http://maps.google.com/maps?file=api&v=2… Read More »

Will Distribute Objects for Food

I’m officially unemployed now. I’m not quite sure what I’ll be doing next, but I’ve already been contacted about doing some consulting work in the enterprise Web services space. Consulting would be “ok”, but it would be nice to have the relative comfort of a “9 to 5” job for a little while after a… Read More »