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Social mashups with Groovy | Mixing Groovy, Twitter, Google, and a bit of Ajax is socially acceptable

Social networking over the Web is a huge trend these days. The skyrocketing popularity of applications like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn attest to the fundamental human urge to connect with like-minded people. Something else is also all the rage these days: open application interfaces. Google and Twitter, for example, are wide open to the eyes and innovations of developers the world over. Both platforms offer APIs for querying, and ultimately integrating your applications with, virtually whatever you can dream up. Mashups are the quintessential Web 2.0 application; they literally combine seemingly unrelated applications into a single functioning entity that seamlessly hides the turning gears behind the scenes that make it all work. The open APIs offered by entities vying to belong to the mashup community often rely on RESTful principles (see Resources), which makes building a mashup easier than you might think.

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