del.icio.us has fast become part of the heartbeat of the Web,giving millions of Web users, both casual and hardcore, an onlinesocial network in which to collect, organize, and share theirfavorite web resources. Using a "hidden" underlayer of toolsoffered by del.icio.us, you now have the potential to tap into thissocial network and its rich data in order to expand your ownwebsite and applications to a whole new array of possibilities.This book will help you make the most of these possibilities bymixing your data and applications with other web services, andusing your own innovative ideas to create something useful, unique,and perhaps even fun.
Expert developer Brett O'Connor skillfully guides you deepinside the del.icio.us API, and presents you with a variety ofmashup fundamentals such as REST, XML, and Ajax. He shows you howto find and use the best technologies and techniques so that youcan create your own robust mashups and remixes with the del.icio.usAPI and its data. Integrated through the pages you will findreal-world examples that demonstrate how to apply this informationwhen building your own cutting-edge website.
With this book, you'll discover:
Tips on how to uncover and use mashup tools
How to mash del.icio.us and WordPress
Steps for remxing del.icio.us with Greasemonkey
Methods for collecting references with a custom Firefox®plug-in
Techniques to aggregate, organize, and display your research ina custom del.icio.us-powered project hub
How to remix real-time del.icio.us data into image slideshowsand streaming music playlists
Techniques to minimize your API calls in order to improveperformance and be a respectful mashup developer