Thursday, December 20, 2007

Eid Mubarak/Merry Christmas

Eid Mubarak/Merry Christmas &
Wishing You All A Happy, Healthy & Prosperous 2008

From: Mohamed Amine Chatti

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

RSS Video

Via Brent Schlenker.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Eric Schmidt, Web 2.0 vs. Web 3.0

Google CEO Eric Schmidt on Web 2.0 vs. Web 3.0 ...

Friday, December 14, 2007

Blogger’s OpenID Now Final

The OpenID-based commenting feature on Blogger is no longer in Draft. Now, OpenID commenting is available for all Blogger blogs.

Blogger has chosen a few popular OpenID providers to highlight on the comments form such as, LiveJournal, and AOL/AIM, but it's also possible to use any OpenID service (e.g. myOpenID, Verisign, or or any other service that implements OpenID) to post a comment by choosing "Any OpenID" and filling in your OpenID URL.

A list of interesting posts/links related to OpenID is available here.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

GWT and NetBeans

On the Google Web Toolkit blog, Jeet Kaul, VP of Sun's Developer Products and Programs talks about using NetBeans to build web apps with GWT.

Google Web Toolkit is getting a lot of attention in the web developer community thanks to its interesting way of avoiding the need to write JavaScript code for interactive web applications. Developers from the NetBeans community recognized the benefits of such a solution and created a plug-in which integrates GWT support into the NetBeans IDE. NetBeans users can now choose GWT as one of the supported web frameworks, and NetBeans then helps them with all the important tasks such as editing, building, running and debugging GWT applications.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Ingredients of Future Learning

A video of a presentation given by Jay Cross at Online Educa in Berlin on the future of learning.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Ruby on Rails 2.0 Released

Via Peter Cooper.

David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of Rails, announced the final release of Ruby on Rails, the Ruby-based Web application development framework, in its version 2.0. The new Rails 2.0 features are available here.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Community Power


Thursday, December 06, 2007

OpenID 2.0 Final

OpenID 2.0 is finally a released specification. The announcement by the OpenID community yesterday stated:

It’s important to remember that this has been the work of many folks not only within the OpenID community but also the OpenID Foundation, AOL, Cordance, JanRain, Microsoft, NetMesh, Six Apart, Sxip, Sun Microsystems, Symantec, Verisign and Yahoo!. Microsoft was instrumental in helping with legal support and guidance combined with the insight of Sun and Yahoo! with their joint work in developing the right language. This is great news as it means that today not only is OpenID 2.0 final, but all of the contributors have sent a strong message that OpenID must be freely implementable world-wide.
Last week Google and Microsoft also showed their support of OpenID. In the Internet Identity Workshop in Mountain View CA, both Microsoft and Google included OpenID features in beta products. Google announced the ability to comment on Blogger blogs using OpenID and Microsoft Research announced an experimental Provider.

Here Comes Another Bubble


Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Blogs in Plain English

Lee and Sachi LeFever on Blogs in Plain English.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Lessons Learnt on Social Software for Professional Learning

This call is also available on Ralf's blog.

The NoE PROLEARN on professional learning is preparing a final deliverable for the work package "Social Software" called "Lessons Learnt on Social Software for Professional Learning"

The rationales are to invite all the experts in the area of Technology Enhanced Professional Learning to give their lessons learnt on the use of web 2.0 and social software technologies for professional learning and to research what is the current impact on social software on European TEL industries?

* In order to conduct the research we have prepared and sent an internet based questionnaire about the formal structure, the knowledge management & HR pratices, and the leadership culture in European companies. If you haven't got an invitation for the questionnaire, please contact bachwerk[at] and you will get an email with the invitation.

* In order to have a more Web 2.0 kind of interaction I kindly ask you just to send some comments to this entry, links to your own entries about your lessons learnt, podcasts, wikis, links etc.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Google Reader as Long Tail Aggregator and Filter

Google Reader is already known as a good aggregator of the Long Tail of online content (e.g. blogs) as it makes it easy to subscribe to and manage feeds. Recently Google Reader has become a Long Tail filter as well. Steve Goldberg from Google Reader announced the newly added recommendation feature. He writes:

To help with the discovery of interesting sites to subscribe to, we just released personalized recommendations in Reader. When you visit our discovery page, you'll see quite a few feeds that we think you may find interesting. "Interesting" here is determined by what other feeds you subscribe to, as well as your Web History data, all taken into account in an automated, anonymized fashion. (To learn more about how our recommendations work, see our help article about them).

Another feature he announced is drag-and-drop support for subscriptions and folders. A nice feature indeed if someone has to deal with a big number of subscriptions.