In the post Political Streams Online (work blog) I mentioned that I left my fingerprints on Social Streams, the platform underneath Political Streams. For those who followed my work for a while the connections are probably obvious. For those who’d like to get oriented here are a few starting points:
- Streams fit right into data flow architectures. A Data Flow Pattern Language covers sources, filters, and sinks, as well as how they interact with each other.
- Aggregating data from heterogeneous sources is an integration problem. Integration Patterns discusses many proven techniques for tackling those problems.