WSO2 adds Google Gadgets to mashup server

Version 1.5 of open source product offered

WSO2 is releasing on Monday WSO Mashup Server Version 1.5, an open-source product for deploying mashup services featuring Google Gadgets support and interfaces to relational databases and other data sources.

The mashup server uses JavaScript to describe logic for acquiring information, combining data, and exposing it to a user. Information can be acquired from sources such as Web services and scraped pages and published as a new Web service, feeds, Web pages, or notifications.

Version 1.5 features stubs and templates for Google Gadgets, which can be hosted within Mashup Server or externally such as in an iGoogle page. A beta dashboard add-in is featured for hosting Google Gadgets within Mashup Server. Google Gadgets enable dynamic content to be placed on a Web page.

Data services enhancements provide Web services interfaces to relational databases and other data sources such as Excel spreadsheets and comma-separated values.

“The integrated WSO2 Data Services and expanded security functionality in our Mashup Server 1.5 make this a reality, enabling the deployment of trusted, enterprise-class composite services from multiple data sources in as little as a few hours," said Sanjiva Weerawarana, CEO of WSO2, in a statement released by the company.

Also featured is an integrated UI for managing secure mashup services based on the WS-Security specification. Users can choose from 20 enterprise scenarios providing different combinations of authentication, encryption, and signing.

API configuration extensions enable consumption of secured services. Feature and usability enhancements in Version 1.5 boost productivity, performance, and ease of use, WSO2 said.

Open-source electronic IDs are featured to complement existing login options based on username/password and Microsoft InfoCard, WSO2 said.

The product is available for download Monday under Apache License 2.0. WSO2 offers training, consulting, and related services for the mashup server. The company also features a hosted version of Mashup Server called Mooshup.com.

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