Tag: facebook

I’m no psychic but I bet you two things: This holiday you already took a bunch of pictures that went straight into facebook and you drank A LOT. Now you’ll probably edit your photos in the morning, but it seems a shame to lose those drunken shots.  What if you could save them? Let’s see how you can do that using Mule. We’ll see how we can make an app that pulls all our photos and upload them into box.

This tutorial is the second in a series of blog posts that explain how to integrate Mule and Social Media.

Today’s post will focus on connecting to Facebook and updating your status on .
Other posts to expect will integratie Mule and:

Ross Mason on Thursday, July 14, 2011

Real-time Web and Streaming APIs

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There was a lot of buzz a few years ago around real-time web and since then it has been bubbling along. I have a financial/enterprise background so real-time has a very different meaning to me; time is measured in microseconds. Web real-time seems to be measured as sub 1 second . My issue with real time web to date is only parts of the web are web-real time.  While the data can be delivered to the browser using push technologies such as comet and web sockets, the vast majority of REST and soap API that provide access to application data still use the HTTP request response model.

That’s starting to change with more public APIs appearing. A streaming API (aka ) works by the client opening a socket, providing some criteria of the data it wants to receive and the server will deliver new data as it is received over the open socket. For those familiar with publish-subscribe models of delivering data, this all sounds familiar.