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MaRS Emerging Technology Series: New Models of Web Application Development

A talk by Jay Goldman

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February 24, 2009 11:00 AM

MaRS Discovery District, Room CR-3, 101 College Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

MaRS Discovery District, Room CR-3, 101 College Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

The web is more interesting when you can build apps that easily interact with a myriad of sites and users out there that want to share information. But with the growing trends in social media applications also comes a growing list of market and technology rules that players from small start-ups and big corporations need to be aware of. With emerging technologies and common API frameworks such as OpenSocial currently being developed by a broad set of members of the web community, what’s the best approach to understanding how to build and connect to information all over the web? Join us as we explore how this emerging era of open standards and connected social networks is creating an exciting “free-range” digital content bonanza.

  • Mashups: The promise of the API realized on the web
  • How web applications can best be used in corporate enterprises using these emerging frameworks
  • An overview of “Open” vs. “Walled” gardens and “Cathedral vs. The Bazaar”: What's the model for web application development
  • Case Study: Toronto Transit Commission – How MyTTC shows a glimmer of what could be possible in an open environment

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