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oohEmbed is an oEmbed compatible provider of HTML embed codes for various web sites.
“Yahoo! this week released a design stencil kit to help designers quickly create mockups for specifications and user testing. Stencil objects have specific meaning and can be incorporated into a design to symbolize a specific kind of module, interaction, or even aesthetic.”
“Yahoo did some usability studies to find out how to best explain the OAuth process to regular users. Some of the Yahoo learnings are quite good, and I will incorporate them into Gaia’s OAuth flow.”
This module is a simple implementation of the XRDS-Simple spec.
XRDS-Simple is an important part of the DiSo project ( http://diso-project.org/) and used by OpenID and OAuth for service discovery.
The module exposes a single hook_xrds() that can be used by other modules to announce services via XRDS.
“I first heard about OpenID in 2005 and have kept hearing about it more and more since then. I never actually jumped on the bandwagon and started using it though – until now.”
The Shift project was started in May 2008 as a fork of the apparently defunct CocoaMySQL project. The goal of Shift is to enhance upon the CocoaMySQL project and provide Mac OS X users with a completely free and elegant way to handle their MySQL databases.
“Current web browsers are plagued with vulnerabilities, providing hackers with easy access to computer systems via browser-based attacks. Browser security efforts that retrofit existing browsers have had limited success because the design of modern browsers is fundamentally flawed. To enable more secure web browsing, we design and implement a new browser, called
the OP web browser, that attempts to improve the state-of-the-art in browser security. Our overall design approach is to combine operating system design principles with formal methods to design
a more secure web browser by drawing on the expertise of both communities. Our overall design philosophy is to partition the browser into smaller subsystems and make all communication between subsystems simple and explicit. At the core of our design is a small browser kernel that manages the browser subsystems and interposes on all communications between them to enforce
our new browser security features.”
“If even a fraction of the coding effort that regularly goes into convincing people to cough up their email or website login credentials went into finding other, more reasonable solutions to this problem — perhaps we could have arrived at a saner solution by now. And we can start by taking obnoxious, utterly inappropriate credential requests completely off the table.”
Good interview with Weber about his work on the DiSo Profile plugin.
“Each person is free to do whatever they want, whenever they want, as long as the work gets done.”
XEN is an extension of XFN. Negative relationship terms have been omitted from XFN by design. The authors of XFN think that such values would not serve a positive ends and thus made the deliberate decision to leave them out. Please see the XFN home page for more information about XFN.
“There seems to be broad consensus among both OpenID supporters and detractors: OpenID is confusing to use and that for it to have any hope of success OpenID needs to find ways to fade to the background.”
OAuth, an open standard for access delegation, is gaining momentum with a number of implementations including one for Spring Security.
A concept video for the Firefox Mobile Platform.
Integrate OpenID into any Rails application, using off-the-shelf libraries and a bit of custom code.
exljbris is Jos Buivenga’s Free Quality Font Foundry.
DevDefined.OAuth – an OAuth consumer and provider implementation for .Net
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Great write up of how discovery fits into this generation of distributed web technologies.
This is the “Eclipse of Web Browsers”, a secure social web browsing environment that runs off of your own highly personal and private data store. Written primarily in Java, it uses Gecko as its web runtime, and has a back-end driven by MySQL and Lucene
“Write your application in SproutCore, deploy it on your web site, and build a Fluid desktop app that your users can double-click from their desktop to run your web-based application just as if it actually was a desktop app.”
reddit goes open source!
A neat trick for identifying people by visualizing IP addresses.
This study examines how users integrate new World Wide Webservices, such as social bookmarking, with everyday information assimilation practices.
Cindy Li’s story of designing the OAuth tshirt.
“Google now supports the open OAuth standard for sharing data through its Google Data interface, a move that could make it easier to tap into information stored at Google property.”
SmugMug announces support for OAuth!
“We’re very excited that Google has taken this step to un-silo our data and support the mutually beneficial ecosystem of mashup developers and users. We’re very happy too for the community of oAuth supporters, who have done a great job building and spreading something so needed around the web. Today is a good day for the future of the web.”
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