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blogging APIs - the comments

There's a cool discussion happening on the comments section of my review of Blogging APIs. It sparked quite a lot of interest, and there's excellent feedback from most of the major weblog tool creators, either in-entry comments and from links, from Dave, Anil, Jason, and other notables, such as Marc and Sam. It even hit the top-50 at blogdex! Very cool.

I am now working on a follow-up, which, aside from incorporating new stuff from the comments (for example, Jason pointed to a live link of the Blogger API 2.0), will also include a mini-how to for using the APIs-- as I've said in one of the comments, while the specs are complete it's difficult to get started without "live" examples. Sam proposed a good idea: come up with a "test case" and show how it would be done on each of the APIs. It should be up later today.

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on May 5, 2003 at 7:40 PM

computers and phones

Jon Udell talks about his first experience with SpiderPhone, a nice tool that integrates phone calls into your PC environment. I've always thought that eventually clevercactus would have to do something like this in some form (following the rule of "if it's something that has to do with communication, you should be able to track it, correlate it, organize it, etc). Although the procedure to link the web-app and the phone call is a bit lopsided (as Jon describes it), at the moment there's little else that could be done. I remember when Microsoft came out with a phone of its own about 4 years ago (No link since I can't remember the product name, and looking for "microsoft phone" only brings up mobile-related stuff). Back then, I was hopeful that it would be the beginning of an integration that is long overdue, but it seems to have vanished without a trace. Good to see the idea lives on.

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on May 5, 2003 at 5:11 PM

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