WSO2 Summer School features free class on mashups for enterprise SOAs: from fun to functional

Class Gives IT Architects and Developers Insights and Techniques for Creating Rich Enterprise Mashups

Mountain View, CA – July 13, 2009 – Sure, mashups are fun, but they also have a valuable place in enterprise SOAs. The technique behind a mashup that sends instant messages whenever the surf is up can also be applied to a mashup that automatically warns enterprises about waves of customer complaints around a particular product.

IT architects and developers who want to gain insight into creating rich, enterprise mashups are invited to attend “Mashups for SOA.”. This interactive, online class is being offered at no cost as part of the WSO2 SOA Summer School program. It will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific.

The two-hour Mashups for SOA class will introduce mashups as an enterprise integration tool and show how they can be used to mix and match everything from audio to Web pages, RSS feeds, blogs and databases to create powerful service compositions within SOAs. The session also will demonstrate various technologies being applied to enterprise mashups, such as the ECMAScript for XML (E4X), explain practical approaches to mashups, and share cool mashup examples.

Listen to Preview Podcast

The Mashups for SOA course will be taught by Keith Chapman, WSO2 Mashup Server product lead, who also developed the class content. Hear Keith share his insights on creating feature-rich enterprise SOA mashups on a preview podcast available at

SOA Summer School

The eight-week SOA Summer School program is WSO2’s antidote to the recessionary blues, opening its doors to all individuals who want to boost their SOA knowledge and expand the expertise they bring to either current or prospective employers. The courses are taught by the same industry-leading technical experts behind WSO2's professional consulting, design and training—providing thousands of dollars worth of professional development at zero cost.

IT professionals can sign up to attend one or more of the WSO2 SOA Summer School classes by going to Sessions cover architectural patterns, scalability, security, governance, mashups, ESBs, C++, and business process management within an enterprise SOA.