Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Facebook To Open Source Facebook Platform

I saw this the other day posted on TechCrunch by Michael Arrington, great news for the most part in my opinion! The only thing that kind of perplexes me is that every time someone like facebook opens up their code base it requires you (the developer) to learn yet another set of platform languages (i.e. FMBL, FQL, FJS in facebook’s case). For those that have the patients to learn and build upon them the sky is the limit, but it would sure be nice if there were a more standard way of opening services like this up. It seems like we are heading down the same road as when the web concept first took off.
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Sometime soon, perhaps this week, Facebook will turn the year-old Facebook Platform into an open source project, multiple sources have told us. The immediate effect will be to allow any social network to become Facebook Platform compatible - meaning application developers can easily take their Facebook applications and have them run on those social networks, too.

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Compose Your Information System

These are some pretty slick conversion components.
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Sematic Search using Powerset

I just came across this new semantic search capability that allows you to present your search criteria in topic, phrase or question form.
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Ready. Powerset. Go.

Search Tipz & Examples

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Open Source Workflow using Alfresco

This is something worth considering and it's built on Java/Spring.
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Alfresco Advanced Workflows Learn how to leverage the JBoss jBPM engine embedded in Alfresco to automate complex business processes.
Developing Custom Actions in Alfresco A short tutorial that shows you how to do one type of Alfresco web-client customization.
Open Source and the Rise of Shadow IT Open Source proliferation in the Enterprise fuels the growth of Shadow IT.
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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Free Applications

I like this site because it has some good links.
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FreeApps: Free Application and Essential Software Utilities to Download
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