Mashaper Augusto had the amazing opportunity to attend Startup School. The following is his recount of the experience: It has been a year since I was at UC Berkeley studying International Business. This time, I came back to learn about the fabulous subject – Startups. Incidentally, I’m working on one now (check out mashape.com
), and I have learnt more useful things here in just a day, than in 3 years of University. My Professors for the day were:
– Partner, Y Combinator; Founder, Viaweb Mark Zuckerberg
– Founder, Facebook Chris Anderson
– Editor in Chief, Wired Magazine…
Here at Mashape
, we are working on a dashboard in Google Web Toolkit
GWT is a very interesting project. You can find a lot of useful plugins and an active community. The main issue is that you can’t run GWT and its Eclipse plugin in a pure 64bit environment.
Here’s my problem: my laptop was a pure 64 bit environment. (Trust me, it was not easy to keep it so “pure” in its 2 years of life)
To run GWT on Debian 64bit, I had to follow the steps mentioned on this GWT issue forum: http://code.google.com/p/google-web-toolkit/issues/detail?id=135#c57
With reference to the Gartner article on Enterprise Mashups among the top 10 strategic technologies for 2009
, we would like to discuss what the term “Mashups” mean.
The “WikiWorld” offers us two definitions for this:
Wiktionary offers us: A derivative work consisting of two pieces of (generally digital) media conjoined together, such as a video clip with a different soundtrack applied for humorous effect, or a digital map overlaid with user-supplied data.
Wikipedia itself gives us: Mashup (web application hybrid), a web application that combines data and/or functionality from more than one source
There’s a clear implication that a…
Gartner identifies Enterprise Mashups among the top 10 strategic technologies for 2009.
The article below is reproduced from Gartner
Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2009
Gartner defines a strategic technology as one with the potential for significant impact on the enterprise in the next three years. Factors that denote significant impact include a high potential for disruption to IT or the business, the need for a major dollar investment, or the risk of being late to adopt.
These technologies impact the organization’s long-term plans, programs and initiatives. They may be strategic because they have matured to…
Introducing Augusto Marietti, Mashape CEO 😛
Mashape CEO – Augusto Marietti…