Google GData: reading and writing data on the web

Posted in Companies, Conferences, Web Technologies, Databases, Cloud Computing on April 17, 2009


Google GData: reading and writing data on the web

Summary
The Google Data API provides programmatic access to a variety of Google assets, including Calendar, Blogger, Picasa, CodeSearch, and Google Base. Composed of a simple query language and the Atom Publishing protocol (IETF draft), it provides search, read, and update capabilities.

An active developer community at code.google.com created Google GData client libraries for many languages. This talk reviews the motivation and lessons learned behind creating a universal API to be used over the Web.

Bio
Frank Mantek joined Google in 2005 to work on the Google Data API. Previously, at Microsoft, he worked on SQLXML, Internet Explorer, and other Microsoft technologies. When he is not working he enjoyes playing the Djembe really loud.

About the conference
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