Friday, June 27, 2008

Make any website a social network ...

... is the theme of the day. Be it Google Friend Connect, Facebook Connect or Myspace Data Availability- everyone wants you to use *their* social data.

What does it mean for developers ? Not sure. None of these platforms are public yet. And it will be interesting to see how open they will be.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

OpenSocial & Facebook Developer Meet in Bangalore

We are conducting an OpenSocial/Facebook developer meet in Bangalore. If you are interested in learning more about any of these technologies, please feel free to participate.

The details are available here:

Don't forget to confirm your participation beforehand.

JSR 286 - Too little , too late

Just noticed that the JSR 286 spec has been finally posted : JSR-286 Now Posted. As you can see, the Expert Group for this spec was formed in Dec 2005. And it has taken 2.5 years for the EG to iterate to the next version. Portlet 1.0 was released in 2003, 5 years back.

My personal opinion is that this technology has been delayed to almost a point of irrelevance. And it would be interesting to see if Portlet 2.0 will succeed to make an impact.