Understanding mashup development

Jin Yu, Boualem Benatallah, Fabio Casati, Florian Daniel

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Web mashups are Web applications developed using contents and services available online. Despite rapidly increasing interest in mashups over the past two years, comprehensive development tools and frameworks are lacking, and in most cases mashing up a new application implies a significant manual programming effort. This article overviews current tools, frameworks, and trends that aim to facilitate mashup development. The authors use a set of characteristic dimensions to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of some representative approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-52
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Internet Computing
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Application integration
  • Component-based development
  • Composition
  • Data integration
  • Data mining
  • Feeds
  • HTML
  • Layout
  • Mashups
  • Service mashups
  • User interface integration
  • User interfaces
  • Web services
  • XML

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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