Monday, January 24, 2005

Slashdot | Firefox Lead Now Working For Google

Slashdot | Firefox Lead Now Working For Google

Firefox Lead Now Working For Google
Posted by michael on Monday January 24, @05:50PM
from the speculate-all-you-want-we'll-make-more dept.
zmarties writes "In a very low key announcement on his blog, Ben Goodger, lead developer for Firefox, has announce that effective from a couple of weeks ago, he has become a Google employee. In practice his day to day job won't change that much, in that he will still lead Firefox through its forthcoming releases, but with Google paying his wages, we can be sure that new and interesting overlap between the Mozilla Foundation's browsers and Google's services are sure to develop."

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Slashdot | P2P Meets PSTN, With Bellster

Slashdot | P2P Meets PSTN, With Bellster:

P2P Meets PSTN, With Bellster
The Internet
Posted by michael on Monday January 24, @05:08PM
from the marsgram dept.
flinderhans writes "Jeff Pulver, the guy who started Free World Dialup (free VoIP network) and had the germ of the idea that turned into Vonage, has launched a P2P network called Bellster that allows users to share their private lines to make calls anywhere on the public-switched telephone network. Interesting stuff, even if it doesn't look quite ready for prime-time."


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LLRX -- Deep Web Research

LLRX -- Deep Web Research - "Bots, Blogs and News Aggregators is a keynote presentation that I have been delivering over the last year, and much of my information comes from the extensive research that I have completed over the years into the “invisible” or what I like to call the “deep” web. The Deep Web covers somewhere in the vicinity of 600 billion pages of information located through the world wide web in various files and formats that the current search engines on the Internet either cannot find or have difficulty accessing. The current search engines find about 8 billion pages at the present time of this writing. "

Interesting article on getting way deep down into the web and the information it holds.

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Slashdot | What is JSON, JSON-RPC and JSON-RPC-Java?

Slashdot | What is JSON, JSON-RPC and JSON-RPC-Java?

What is JSON, JSON-RPC and JSON-RPC-Java?

The Internet

Posted by Hemos on Monday January 24, @08:32AM
from the pushing-the-development-forward dept.
Michael Clark writes "Seen those funky remote scripting techniques employed by Orkut, Gmail and Google Suggests that avoid that oh so 80's page reloading (think IBM 3270 only slower). A fledgling standard is developing to allow this new breed of fast and highly dynamic web applications to flourish. JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is a lightweight data-interchange format with language bindings for C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, Perl, TCL and others. It is derived from JavaScript and it has similar expresive capabilities to XML. Perfect for the web as doesn't suffer from XML's bloat and is custom made for our defacto browser language. JSON-RPC is a simple remote procedure call protocol similar to XML-RPC although it uses the lightweight JSON format instead of XML (so it is much faster). The XMLHttpRequest object (or MSXML ActiveX in the case of Internet Explorer) is used in the browser to call remote methods on the server without the need for reloading the page. JSON-RPC-Java is a Java implementation of the JSON-RPC protocol. JSON-RPC-Java combines these all together to create an amazingly and simple way of developing these highly interactive type of enterprise java applications with JavaScript DHTML web front-ends. "


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Heads-up: OPML 1.1 coming shortly
Heads-up: OPML 1.1 coming shortly
Looks like OPML is going to get an update.  The change will allow outlines to 'talk' to one another through a central server, picking up the 'instant outline' idea that has been a feature of Radio for years.  I always thought the instant outlining was a great idea that needed to be spread around.  Imagine being able to subscribe to other folks outlines.  let that sink in for a minute...
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