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Google I/O, Salmon, and the Open Web

Last week was intense, and I'm just now coming up from air from the backlog.  We launched a huge expansion to the Buzz API at Google I/O.  My contribution was to ensure that PubSubHubbub real time updates flow for the new feed URLs as well as the older ones; as part of this, we also enabled "fat pings" to the hub from Buzz.  "Fat pings" in this case means that we're doing an active push of each full update from our back end systems through to the hub, so the hub never needs to call back to the feeds to retrieve updates.  This is a more complicated approach, but reduces the overall server load and makes consistency guarantees easier for globally distributed systems.

Just before Google I/O, I went to IIW10 and talked about Salmon, LRDD, Webfinger, and OpenID Connect.  The air at IIW was thick with new specifications and updates.  I would've liked to have participated more, but I was helping to roll out PubSubHubbub for Buzz and getting ready for the "…