Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/webdeveloper/2009/11/extending-opensocial-and-shind.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/webdeveloper/2009/11/extending-opensocial-and-shind.shtml en-gb 30 Fri 04 Sep 2015 01:06:35 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/webdeveloper/2009/11/extending-opensocial-and-shind.shtml Viggo http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/webdeveloper/2009/11/extending-opensocial-and-shind.shtml?page=80#comment4 Yes, we will commit it back (if they want the code..) when the Apache SocialSite is up and running :) Wed 11 Nov 2009 17:02:36 GMT+1 Ben Smith http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/webdeveloper/2009/11/extending-opensocial-and-shind.shtml?page=60#comment3 Hey Viggo, cheers for the comment.We did look at SocialSite and found it useful as a comparison. Unfortunately it wasn't mature enough to consider and some of its technology choices (such as using ant) seemed to detract from some of the things we really liked about Shindig. Considering how far we've extended the OpenSocial API, it was a good choice to stick with the core of Shindig.Have you spoken to SocialSite about committing back to them? Tue 10 Nov 2009 00:35:24 GMT+1 Viggo http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/webdeveloper/2009/11/extending-opensocial-and-shind.shtml?page=40#comment2 Hi Ben,thanks for a great article which explains in detail how to use Shindig in a proper way!:)I've also been interested in a way to add social network behavior to my web sites, and Shindig started to dance in front of me too:)But, have you heard about Project SocialSite before? It's based on Shindig, but got a JPA backend implemented, together with lot's of other features implemented. The original SocialSite project can be found here https://socialsite.dev.java.net/, but it's Ant-based, and only supports Shindig 0.7. We're working on a Maven-based SocialSite here http://code.google.com/p/socialsite-mavenized/ which supports the current Shindig version.Take a look if you want to:) Mon 09 Nov 2009 18:35:04 GMT+1 Ben Smith http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/webdeveloper/2009/11/extending-opensocial-and-shind.shtml?page=20#comment1 Absolutely Anthony. Like I said in the post (where I referenced Fielding's criticisms, under that same link) in this case it is more important to provide a consistent API, especially considering the RESTish imperfections. Mon 09 Nov 2009 18:15:36 GMT+1 Anthony Green http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/webdeveloper/2009/11/extending-opensocial-and-shind.shtml?page=0#comment0 You need to be cautious when stating a service is REST(ful|like). Fielding has criticised a few services for making such claims including SocialSite (based on OpenSocial) see: http://roy.gbiv.com/untangled/2008/rest-apis-must-be-hypertext-driven Mon 09 Nov 2009 17:12:23 GMT+1