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The ultimate mashup -- Web services and the semantic Web, Part 1: Use and combine Web services

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As Web services grow in popularity, enterprising Web and application developers create new and innovative applications with their data. In addition to single-service applications, developers are creating mashups, applications that combine data from multiple services to create something new. This series chronicles the creation of the ultimate mashup, an application that not only stores data from different mashups but uses semantic technology to enable users to create their own mashups by swapping services, or even by picking and choosing data. It uses Java programming and a combination of servlets, JSP, software from the open source Jena project, and DB2's new native XML capabilities. In this part, Nicholas Chase introduces the concept of mashups, shows you how they work and how to build a simple version of one.