[haiku] Re: GSoC Web Services Kit OS integration

  • From: Paulo Estrela <paulojbe@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2009 17:36:27 -0300

I think that a WebServices Server would be nice to do remote management,
like group policies in Windows world, and to implement language independent
services like DCOM. We could use Haiku services from ruby, python and any
language that supports web services.


Até mais,

Paulo Estrela

On Sat, Mar 28, 2009 at 1:09 AM, Ryan Leavengood <leavengood@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 11:48 PM, Tom Fairfield
> <antirush.lists@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > I've been thinking this over and doing some reading.  I guess the basic
> idea
> > is that the user can choose "Use Twitter as communication when possible"
> and
> > then any app that makes use of the Web Services Kit (in a generic sense,
> > obviously an app could also specifically use Facebook, for example) would
> > use Twitter as a means of communication.
> I'm not sure it needs to be quite this generic. My vision might be
> that a Web Services Kit just makes it easier to make use of web
> services, in the same way the other kits make interfaces, MIDI or
> media easier to deal with. So if someone just wants to write a native
> Haiku Twitter client (which has certainly been in my mind), then they
> can just make use of the Twitter add-on in the Web Services Kit that
> wraps the Twitter REST API. The Web Services Kit provides the
> framework (HTTP(S), dealing with authentication, REST, JSON parsing,
> etc), add-ons build on top of that for particular web services, and
> then applications can use the add-ons.
> The Media Kit and also the IM Kit (http://www.bebits.com/app/3914)
> might be worth looking at in relation to this project and the design
> of the Kit.
> > I'm sure, however, that there are much more useful applications
> > for something like this.  Does anybody have any suggestions?
> Well I have an idea that I have been thinking about for a while: on
> Haiku we have People files to represent contacts. I use Gmail and have
> a lot of contacts there. It would be nice to keep them in sync. Google
> has a contacts API (http://code.google.com/apis/contacts/), and a Web
> Services Kit add-on that connected to this API would make it trivial
> to write a People<->Google Contacts syncing application.
> Regards,
> Ryan

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