Word of the day: Mashup

From Wikipedia:

A Mashup is a web application created using the public interface or API of two or more third party applications.

“Nowadays, there’s a lot of talk about Web 2.0, web mashups, AJAX, etc., which in my mind are all facets of the same phenomenon: that information and presentation are being separated in ways that allow for novel forms of reuse.” -Sho Kuwamoto

“The mash-up part of this equation, is the offspring of an environment where application developers see it in the own selfish interest to facilitate the creation of integrated, yet highly derivative application hybrids by third parties, something they do by providing rich public APIs to their user base.” -Mark Sigal

The etymology of this term almost certainly derives from its similar use in pop music.

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