Saturday, October 24, 2009

Google Wave explained in 2 minutes

I for one, think there's too much hype around it to make a practical estimate of Google Wave's usefulness. But in the mean time, here's how one guy sees the wave (in 2 minutes). You can also go here if you have about one and a half hours to kill, to get the long version from Google :)

Your tweets and updates, coming soon to a google near you!!

Official Google Blog: RT @google: Tweets and updates and search, oh my!
"Given this new type of information and its value to search, we are very excited to announce that we have reached an agreement with Twitter to include their updates in our search results. We believe that our search results and user experience will greatly benefit from the inclusion of this up-to-the-minute data, and we look forward to having a product that showcases how tweets can make search better in the coming months."

Good news indeed. I wonder how page ranks will be handled ...

Monday, October 19, 2009

Deploying WSO2 Mashup Server in Tomcat


For those of you interested in deploying the WSO2 Mashup Server 2.0 in Apache Tomcat, Sarasi has written a concise tutorial here. At the moment we do not provide a .war distribution. But, by following the above tutorial, you will be on your way in no time.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

WSO2 Mashup Server 2.0

With the 2.0 version we are entering the WSO2 Carbon universe. This means that our users get all the goodies they are used to on top of a fully componentized SOA platform. We also did a bunch of bug fixes along with improvements to documentation. By the way, don't forget to have a look at the Wikipedia page. Feel free to improve it with content or external sources of information you come across about the WSO2 Mashup Server.

WSO2 Mashup Server 2.0 Release Notes

07 Oct 2009

"Create, deploy, and consume Web services Mashups in the simplest fashion."

The WSO2 Mashup Server is a powerful yet simple and quick way to tailor Web-based information to the personal needs of individuals and organizations. It is a platform for acquiring data from a variety of sources including Web Services, HTML pages, feeds and data sources, and process and combine it with other data using JavaScript with E4X XML extensions. The result is then exposed as a new Web service with rich metadata and artifacts to simplify the
creation of rich user interfaces.

WSO2 Mashup Server is released under the Apache License v2.0

Check out the project home page at for additional information.

Features List

  • Hosting of mashup services written using JavaScript with E4X XML extensions
    • Simple file based deployment model
  • JavaScript annotations to configure the deployed services
  • Auto generation of metadata and runtime resources for the deployed mashups
    • JavaScript stubs that simplify client access to the mashup service
    • Code templates for developing rich HTML or Google Gadget interfaces
    • TryIt functionality to invoke the mashup service through a web browser
    • WSDL 1.1/WSDL 2.0/XSD documents to describe the mashup service
    • API documentation
  • Ability to bundle a custom user interface for the mashups
  • Many useful Javascript Host objects that can be used when writing mashups
    • WSRequest: invoke Web services from mashup services
    • File: File storage/manipulation functionality
    • System: Set of system specific utility functions
    • Session: Ability to share objects across different service invocations
    • Scraper: Extract data from HTML pages and present in XML format
    • APPClient: Atom Publishing Protocol client to retrieve/publish Atom feeds with APP servers
    • Feed: A generic set of host objects to transparently read and create Atom and RSS feeds
    • Request: Ability get information regarding a request received
  • Support for recurring and longer-running tasks
  • Support for service lifecycles
  • Ability to secure hosted mashups using a set of commonly used security
  • Management console to easily manage the mashups

New in the 2.0 Release

The 2.0 version of the Mashup Server is built on top of the Award Winning WSO2 Carbon Platform. All the major features have been developed as pluggable Carbon components.

Future Directions

  • Improved tooling support.
  • An expanded toolkit of generic building-block services.
  • Lots more cool stuff...

Reporting Problems

Issues can be reported using the public JIRA available at

Contact us

WSO2 Mashup Server developers can be contacted via mailing lists:

Questions can also be raised in this forum:


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Enjoy the WSO2 Mashup Server!

- The WSO2 Mashup Server Team