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Author Chang, Sau Sheong.

Title Ruby on Rails web mashup projects : a step-by-step tutorial to building web mashups / Chang Sau Sheong ; reviewer, Walt Stoneburner ; technical editor, James Lumsden
Published Birmingham, U.K. : Packt Pub., [2008]
©2008
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Description 1 online resource (257 pages) : illustrations
Series From technologies to solutions
From technologies to solutions.
Contents Ruby on Rails Web Mashup Projects; Ruby on Rails Web Mashup Projects; Credits; About the Author; Acknowledgements; About the Reviewer; Preface; What This Book Covers; Conventions; Reader Feedback; Customer Support; Downloading the Example Code for the Book; Errata; Questions; 1. Introduction to Web Mashups; Web mashups; Ruby and Ruby on Rails; Types of web mashups; What can I do with web mashups?; As a new breed of applications; Access large sets of external sources; Innovate and create extra value for your application; Save on development and maintenance
Allowing the reseller to provide contacts data through a remote linkUploading to and publishing from Google Spreadsheets; Uploading to and publishing from EditGrid; Creating the rake script to send messages at regular intervals; Parsing data from the online spreadsheet; Sending a fax with Interfax; Sending an SMS through Clickatell; Sending an email through ActionMailer; Customizing text messages according to the individual recipient; Using the mashup; Summary; 4. Book sales tracking mashup plugin; What does it do?; A book sales tracking and shopping cart feature; Requirements overview
Displaying kiosks on Google MapsSummary; 3. Proxy mailing list mashup plugin; What does it do?; Building a proxy mailing list feature for your website; Requirements overview; Design; Define messages; Get contacts and customized message data; Send messages; Sending SMS messages; Sending fax messages; Mashup APIs on the menu; Google Spreadsheets; EditGrid; Clickatell; Interfax; Net::HTTP; What we will be doing; Creating a new Rails project; Configuring the database access and creating the database; Creating standard scaffolding; Allowing the marketing people to create the message templates
Getting an application ID from YahooGetting a Google Maps API key from Google; Configuring evironment.rb; YM4R/GM; What we will be doing; Creating a new Rails project; Installing the Rails plugins that will use the various mashup APIs; Configuring database access and creating the database; Creating scaffolding for the project; Populating kiosk locations with longitude and latitude information; Populate the database with sample data; Bulk adding of longitude and latitude; Adding longitude and latitude during kiosk creation entry; Creating the find closest feature
Leverage on and integrate common and widely available external applicationsThings to watch out for when doing web mashups; Unreliable external APIs; Commercial dependency; Losing your users; How this book works; What does it do?; Domain background; Requirements overview; Design; Mashup APIs on the menu; What we will be doing; Summary; Ready?; 2. 'Find closest' mashup plugin; What does it do?; Building a kiosk locator feature for your site; Requirements overview; Design; Mashup APIs on the menu; Google Maps; Yahoo Maps; Geocoder.us; Geocoder.ca; Hostip.info; GeoKit; Configuring GeoKit
Summary A step-by-step tutorial to building web mashups
Notes Includes index
Title from title screen
Subject Ruby on rails (Electronic resource)
Ruby (Computer program language)
Web site development.
Form Electronic book
Author Lumsden, James, editor
Stoneburner, Walt, reviewer
ISBN 1847193943 (electronic bk.)
9781847193940 (electronic bk.)