36A Good Outcome
- Jul 19, 2007We have the Mashup, which is the most interesting innovation in
programming in years. But as practiced in the web browser, it is
insecure. There is a clear need for a mechanism that allows components
to discover each other and communicate without giving up all of their
There is interesting work being done on this at a lot of places,
including Microsoft, IBM, HP, Google, and Yahoo.
What I would like to do here is to pool this work, and come up with a
fully minimally adequate solution that can connect mashible components
wherever they may be.
I'm thinking that it could connect desktop widgets with pages, and
even services on other servers. It could connect Air with Silverlight.
It could mash up everything.
It could be a service offered by browsers or by operating systems. I
am thinking that in the short tern it could be provided by popular
extensions, such as Google's and Yahoo's toolbars. This would allow us
to shortcircuit much of the latency of software distribution.
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