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Programming Social Applications by Jonathan LeBlanc

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OpenSocial and Distributed Web Frameworks

As OpenSocial matures into a comprehensive product offering, its architecture is starting to overlap that of many emerging distributed web frameworks. As a result, OpenSocial is exploring the frameworks’ technologies and methodologies as possible alternatives to the ways in which it currently handles its data, requests, and content syndication.

There are several distributed web frameworks that overlap with the OpenSocial spec by defining alternative and standardized methods for accomplishing similar tasks. Before we fully dive into these technologies in Chapter 10, let’s explore the core concepts behind a few of the frameworks that will change how OpenSocial defines its practices.

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