Mashups for Fun and Profit

ProgrammableWeb offers one-stop shopping for all things mashup-related. If you've ever wanted to try your hand at Web programming, this site makes an excellent first stop. Be sure to check out the listing of over 1,000 mashup sites indexed by category and API.

The move toward open, Web-based chemical information resources is fully underway. The genie has been let out of the bottle, and there's no putting him back. This is bad news for large, established chemical information players. Their business models based on restricting information flow will be irreversibly disrupted. It's good news for tens of thousands of researchers who will be able to exploit chemical information in ways unimaginable today. Leading the way will be mashups that creatively tie diverse Web resources together, and dynamic programming languages like Ruby that make doing so easy.

Are you ready for the future?