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The Open Web Foundation, with Scott Kveton

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The Open Web Foundation was announced at OSCON 2008. Created by and endorsed by numerous highly influential individuals and organizations, the Open Web Foundation has also been received with a fair amount of skepticism. We speak to Scott Kveton, one of the key people involved in the organization’s establishment to learn more about the organization’s purpose, goals and near term objectives.
33:13, 15.2 MB

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@task, with Nate Bowler

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Nate Bowler, CTO of @task, becomes our first in-studio guest on the Bungee Line. @task provides project management, Gantt chart, workflow, and time tracking software through both traditional host-your-own and Software-as-a-Service models. As with so many companies in the providing web-based software, they provide an API.
36:25, 16.7 MB

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MindTouch Deki, a Programmable Wiki

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MindTouch’s Steve Bjorg joins us to tell us all about their wiki platform called “Deki.” MindTouch is rapidly growing Deki’s install base, largely on its slick user interface. But there’s something hidden under the all the UI slickness: under the hood, Deki supports a comprehensive web API. In fact, the PHP user interface fully delegates all operations over web-service calls to the API. In other words, web-dev geeks like us can safely customize or extend the UI without risk of interfering with Deki’s business logic, such as page permissions or revisions. Coooool! Oh, and did we mention that it’s Free Software?
44:18, 20.3 MB

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Update from John Musser of ProgrammableWeb

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ProgrammableWeb’s John Musser returns to the Bungee Line to give us an update on the API action of early 2008. Alex and Ted apologize for the unfortunate audio treatment to the Bungee sound in the previous episode, promising “never again!” In related news, check out the new intro music for our “Cool Web Tips” segment.
25:13, 11.6 MB

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Developer Community Management with Jono Bacon

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There are few developer communities as large and distributed as that of Ubuntu, perhaps the most popular brand of GNU/Linux distributions available today. Jono Bacon is the first official community manager for Ubuntu. He joins to tell us what he has learned in his 18 months of working with this vast and disparate community..
35:05, 16.1 MB

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Social Design with Joshua Porter

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Joshua Porter is a usability consultant, web designer, researcher and blogger specializing in the art of social design for the web whose experience includes five years at world-renowned User Interface Engineering. Josh’s blog (Bokardo.com) is a must-read favorite for UI and web designers and is finishing up his first book, to be published in the next few weeks (details below).
47:55, 21.9 MB

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Alan Lewis on eBay Desktop and eBay APIs

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As product manager for eBay Desktop, Alan Lewis relies on the same web APIs that eBay makes available to all developers. In this edition of the Bungee Line, Alan tells us about what the eBay Desktop is, how it came about, and various details about eBay’s developer program and web APIs. We ask Alan about eBay’s position Oauth and on open source.
42:14, 19.4 MB

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