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From "Kevin Brown" <e...@google.com>
Subject Re: Shindig RESTful API server implementation
Date Tue, 26 Feb 2008 00:39:32 GMT
On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 4:30 PM, Cassie <doll@apache.org> wrote:

> It's great that you are going to try to contribute to Shindig, thank you
> for
> your interest!
> I would like to put this up to the community though, do we think Shindig
> should start creating scaffolding and eventually implement the in progress
> restful api spec? And if so, should it be on a branch or in the main code
> base?

Put it in java/social (or maybe java/rest or something else if you really
want to get pedantic) and I think you're fine as long as it doesn't conflict
with anything else. As near as I can tell, this can be implemented more or
less without having to affect the gadget server, which ultimately means that
"nobody" using shindig in production will be affected. As your work on the
open social servlets progresses there might be some overlap, but I'd expect
the RESTful APIs to be fully defined by the time that becomes an issue.

Shindig does aim to implement anything necessary to complete the os /
gadgets stack, and it seems to me that this is will ultimately be a
necessary component of that stack.

> It would also be good to have a quick design discussion to see how best
> this
> could integrate with the java and php versions. I'm not up on php at all
> so
> perhaps someone who is can comment on how abdera might integrate with
> multiple languages.
> Thanks.
> - Cassie
> On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 3:12 PM, David Primmer <david.primmer@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > A group of us at Google have decided to try to implement the RESTful
> > Data API portion of the Shindig reference implementation with the Atom
> > framework Abdera. I believe this has been called the 'gateway server'.
> > We will implement whatever is decided on at
> > http://groups.google.com/group/opensocial-and-gadgets-spec.
> >
> > We are hoping there will be an initial draft spec posted there soon.
> > Still, we can start now, before the wire formats are finalized, by
> > getting the basic servlets going and establish a place for people to
> > try out features. I wanted to send this initial message to the list to
> > let everyone know our intentions and start a discussion of what we
> > plan on doing. We have a few months experience using Abdera and with
> > the 0.4 release coming soon, now is a perfect time to kick off this
> > effort.
> >
> > davep
> >
> > reference links:
> > http://incubator.apache.org/abdera/
> > http://code.google.com/apis/opensocial/docs/dataapis.html
> >


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