Silverlight in MySpace via OpenSocial

If you remember last year when Google announced OpenSocial, I created a simple application for Orkut (Google’s OpenSocial container built with ASP.Net) that showed how to put Silverlight into an OpenSocial application.  Well, a few days ago, MySpace announced their implementation of an OpenSocial container for developers and I had to try putting the application…

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How OpenSocial Complements Silverlight

Over the weekend, my challenge was to learn about OpenSocial and create a Silverlight application that uses it.  I did that, with this simple application.  To take advantage of the OpenSocial implementation in Orkut sandbox, you have to create a Google Gadget with the OpenSocial feature, post the gadget on the Internet, and then add…

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Understanding what OpenSocial Isn't

After getting two similar questions from colleagues today about my first OpenSocial application, it struck me that the perceptions and reality of OpenSocial are a bit confused.  My colleague Dare Obasanjo describes it succinctly in five sentences (with a bit of great imagery).  OpenSocial is billed as a standardized widget platform for the Web, it…

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Silverlight in OpenSocial!

So Google made a big announcement last week about OpenSocial.  I saw that as something very interesting because, as I read about it, it became more and more clear that it was really something big.  I have always been a proponent of open standards in software especially with coming from Mindjet with it’s open file…

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