eBay's Farhang Kassaei announces "Selling Manager" as an OpenSocial gadget implementation

Posted in Companies, Web Technologies, Development on April 07, 2009



In this video, eBay Platform Architect Farhang Kassaei explains the details behind the launching of eBay's new Selling Manager (beta), which uses OpenSocial's gadget technology to Google Developer Advocate Chris Schalk at the Web 2.0 Conference in San Francisco, Ca on April 1st, 2009.

Farhang describes both why they chose to use OpenSocial and Apache Shindig, and how they integrated its gadget server technology into their platform. He also provides information on where gadget developers can go to learn more about eBay's new platform and how to get started building applications.

Intros:
Farhang Kassaei is a principal architect at eBay Marketplaces where he leads eBay platform design and architecture. During his career with eBay Farhang has been responsible for multiple infrastructure initiatives including identity and access management, open platform, user verification and risk, messaging, user generated content and user graph analysis and infrastructure. He is also a member of eBay Enterprise Architecture team.

Chris Schalk is an advocate on Google's Developer Programs team.

-- Contents --
0:00 - Introduction
1:00 - Why standardize on the OpenSocial gadget spec?
2:00 - Apache Shindig
3:25 - Benefits to developers from OpenSocial/gadgets
4:40 - Benefits to eBay's business
5:16 - Other applications for gadgets
6:13 - More info about eBay's gadget platform
-- End --

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Tags: Google, eBay, OpenSocial, Google Code, gadget, profile, platform, Selling Manager, Development, Companies