Date Added: Apr 2013
Numerous Web services and APIs available online have triggered the creation of mashups. They manage to provide added value by timely and flexible reuse and combination of existing data or software components to satisfy ad hoc needs. Most mashups strive for end-user friendliness and certain types of them are increasingly adopted by enterprises. In this paper, based on a review of recent literature and some enterprise mashup tools, the authors identify the current trends in the domain of user-centric enterprise mashups. Then they discuss the implications and challenges related to the enterprise mashup adoption.