Mashups from IBM at NYPHP in January

10 January 2008 » DB2, IBM, New York PHP, PHP, Zend

On Tuesday, January 22nd, Dan Gisolfi will talk about the latest PHP-based technologies from IBM for developing Web 2.0 mashups at New York PHP.

Centered around the concept of “situational applications,” IBM’s work with mashups targets a growing trend in Web site development.

Applications are increasingly built by end users to meet their particular needs at a particular time without the time and expense of a traditional software development process.

A recent paper in the IBM Systems Journal describes the new approach in great detail.

Situational applications are created rapidly by teams or individuals who best understand the business need, but without the overhead and formality of traditional information technology (IT) methods.

Understandably, traditional PHP developers might be wary of this new technology; as a general contractor would be if a Home Depot opened around the corner.

Instead, IT specialists should embrace the model as a foothold for PHP in the enterprise. To that end, Dan Gisolfi will:

  • Demo IBM’s Mashup Starter Kit (which includes IBM Mashup Hub and QEDWiki).
  • Highlight best practices for designing and assembling data-driven mashups.
  • Discuss IBM’s collaboration with Zend and ProgrammableWeb to bring mashups to the enterprise.

As always, New York PHP meetings are free and open to the public, but you must RSVP by 3pm on Monday, January 21st.


2 Responses to 'Mashups from IBM at NYPHP in January'

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  1. Brian D. said,

    10 January 2008 at 12:12 pm

    I’m there pretty much every month for over a year, but I don’t think I’ve met you.

    I’m looking forward to the meeting.

  2. Daniel Krook said,

    10 January 2008 at 12:17 pm

    Hi Brian,

    I’m there most times manning the door or otherwise handling logistics at 590 Madison. Introduce yourself next time, and not just to influence the book giveaway at the end of the meeting :)

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