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Programming Social Applications by Jonathan LeBlanc

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Core API Server Specification

You can use the core API server specification to enable a RESTful request architecture within a container to get and set core data. This feature set does not provide the social data references included in the social API server or social gadget container implementations.

This portion of the specification includes REST and RPC standards for making requests and providing a uniform response structure back from the request.

This implementation can be valuable for publishers who want to provide a standardized method for developers to collect and syndicate stories or articles to their sites, but whose sites do not include a social container with user logins, profiles, and communication methods between individuals.

Full specification requirements for the core API server implementation are available at http://opensocial-resources.googlecode.com/svn/spec/1.0/Core-API-Server.xml.

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