Google GData Revisited

John Musser, July 18th, 2006

Weather BonkA number of smart thinkers recently took another look at Google’s GData API and turned it into an interesting distributed discussion thread:

  • A Week in the Valley: GData in which O’Reilly’s Nat Torkington discusses his meeting with Chris DiBona and Mark Lukovsky at Google. Mark was the architect of Microsoft’s Hailstorm web services. Key observation: “Atom is quietly becoming the standard for reading and writing to Google.”
  • GData and Hailstorm from Dare Obasanjo at Microsoft who in looking at how GData builds on the Atom Publishing Protocol and has “begun to question the wisdom of using Atom/RSS as the baseline for information interchange on the Web” given that “when you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail.”
  • Google eats its own dogfood with GData from Richard MacManus follows-up to Nat’s post: “For me, the fact that Google is eating its dogfood and using GData increasingly in its own apps – and getting the thumbs up from developers – says that GData has a promising future.”
  • Google Calendar and its API in which Jon Udell at InfoWorld kicks the tires of GData.

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3 Responses to “Google GData Revisited”

July 18th, 2006
at 9:39 pm
Comment by: BillyG

from my May 5th ATOM folder:

“My biggest fear with Atom and content extensions is that we may have in our hands yet another SOAP specification. Is Atom a protocol or just an awesome example of a REST service? Google stole Atom’s thunder and branded it GData.”

July 19th, 2006
at 7:34 pm
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July 20th, 2006
at 10:36 am
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