ApacheCon US 2008 Session

Empowering the social web with Apache Shindig

The social web is already reality and it makes applications available to more users by providing common APIs that can be used in many different contexts. OpenSocial is an API that can be used by developers to create applications, using standard JavaScript and HTML. These applications run on social websites that have implemented the OpenSocial APIs. Such websites, known as OpenSocial containers, allow developers to access their social information; in return they receive a large suite of applications for their users. Apache Shindig is a brand new incubator podling implementing the OpenSocial APIs. This talk describes Shindig in depth and shows how it can be embedded into a larger web application to enable it to host OpenSocial apps.