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The Programmable Web - some useful links

I'm starting my own commercial application - can't say too much other than it's going to be built from as much "off the shelf" code/components as possible to reduce the time to market. So I'm doing quite a lot of research into finding my "ingredients" - I'm sure they are out there and want to find them before I resort to rolling my own code and thought I'd post some links I've found.

Unfuddle - "Basecamp for developers. I've used Basecamp for nearly two years and like it a lot. It's got some issues but on the whole it's been stable, reliable and no bother to work with. However a colleague recommended Unfuddle as it offers a SourceCode repository (SVN or GIT) as part of its package so my new project is hosted at Unfuddle. Only scratched the surface with it but I like it - especially searchable wiki pages (notebooks) - unlike Basecamps "Writeboard" extension which are not indexed.

GeoAPI.com - if you need to do anything with geo data, maps etc then this is a great API to start with, free for less than 20k hits a day, that's 600,000 a month! The bit that interests me is the custom POI's and layers.

Another great "stumble upon" from the High Scalibilty blog is PubSubHubbub (PSH) - polling things sucks especially in 2.0 land where you have api quotas and a "no hit" poll call becomes a serious waste of resources. Enter PSH - I love finding bits of stuff like this!



More links to discover what webhooks are...
http://www.webhooks.org/
http://www.igvita.com/2009/06/29/http-pubsub-webhooks-pubsubhubbub/

I've got my AWS/SimpleDB account up and running and have LinqToSimpleDB to play. I have full Azure access too but I dunno what is making me shy away from it - odd really as I'm a Microsoft programmer and this project (at this point) is going to be C# as that's what I know best - I think I'm drifting into learning some new stuff (ruby/rails?) and I don't know why exactly!

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