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From Dan Diephouse <dan.diepho...@mulesource.com>
Subject Re: Announcing Google FeedServer
Date Fri, 11 Jan 2008 17:59:22 GMT

Were there any thoughts on why the CollectionProvider/ServiceProvider 
code was not a suitable approach? Did you look at possibly bringing the 
two approaches together?

- Dan

James M Snell wrote:
> Hello Dave,
> Very happy to see this.  After quickly reading through the docs and 
> browsing the source, there looks to be some very valuable function 
> provided, much of which I think could easily become part of Abdera.
> The Adapter mechanism looks particularly good but I would like to see 
> if we could get some closer alignment between this and the work that 
> Dan Diephouse has been doing, and the new StreamWriter, StreamBuilder 
> and (poorly-named) EntityProvider mechanisms.  For performance 
> reasons, it would really be ideal if Adapter implementations could use 
> the StreamWriter interface for serializing feeds and entries.
> I do notice that the FeedServerProvider is currently rather limited in 
> function (e.g. no service document, no media post support, no feed 
> paging).  I assume these functions will be added over time?
> Oh, and are you aware that Abdera already has a MethodOverrideFilter? :-)
> - James
> David Primmer wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'd like to announce a little project that we've been working on for 
>> a while
>> at Google and would like the feedback of the Abdera community. We're 
>> really
>> excited about the potential of Abdera and have chosen it as the 
>> foundation
>> for an open-source Atom Publishing Protocol Server. We hope that the
>> approach we've taken is helpful to those who would like to create 
>> read/write
>> Atom feeds for existing data sources.
>> There are more details below, but I just wanted to give a quick 
>> update on
>> where we'd like to go from here. We have lots of plans for the 
>> FeedServer,
>> and would like to contribute back to the Abdera project. The 
>> FeedServer was
>> conceived as a separate product and could possibly be an Abdera 
>> sub-project
>> when it graduates from incubator. We are also considering how we will 
>> use it
>> for the Data API portion of the Shindig project. For now, we have a 
>> project
>> on Google's Codesite that should give people the opportunity to look 
>> it over
>> and offer feedback:
>> http://code.google.com/p/google-feedserver/
>> We think we have some good docs up on the Codesite wiki. To dive in 
>> and see
>> what we've done, we've created an intro to the source code for 
>> developers
>> http://code.google.com/p/google-feedserver/wiki/SourceCodeWalkthrough
>> Feel free to discuss here or join the Google
>> group<http://groups.google.com/group/google-feedserver>for the
>> FeedServer.
>> Special thanks to Jeff Pitman, Jun Yang, Vasu Nori, Chris Anderson, 
>> Sanjay
>> Baberwal, Jeff Scudder, Brandon Nutter James Snell, DeWitt Clinton 
>> and Mark
>> Stahl.
>> davep

Dan Diephouse
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