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6 items tagged “sixapart”

Vox is closing on September 30, 2010. One month seems like very short notice for closing a service of this size, especially since it functions as an OpenID provider so in addition to migrating their content away users may need to sign in to other services and set up an alternative form of authentication. UPDATE: From the comments, Vox accounts that migrate to TypePad will also have their OpenID migrated, and TypePad will continue to serve OpenID requests for old vox.com addresses. Smart solution. # 3rd September 2010, 8:50 am

TypePad Motion. Launched today at FOWA, Motion is a microblogging application written in Django that uses the TypePad API for all persistent storage—which means you can deploy it as server-side code on your own site, but scaling horizontally is handled by TypePad (you just need to scale out the state-free front end). # 1st October 2009, 3:51 pm

Six Apart: We Are Opening the Social Graph. Six Apart put their cards on the table with respect to the social graph problem—focusing on OpenID, XFN and FOAF as enabling technologies. Be sure to watch the screencast demo of their new social graph visualisation tool. # 20th September 2007, 9:19 pm

A Change of Pace. David Recordon is heading back to Six Apart as Open Platforms Tech Lead, where it looks like he might get to work on social network portability. # 17th August 2007, 11:46 pm

SlideShare: Webapps scalability. Lots of great presentations on scaling, from Twitter, Digg, Vox, LiveJournal, Last.fm and more. # 4th July 2007, 12:53 am

Data::ObjectDriver. Benjamin Trott’s Perl ORM, with built in support for both caching and data partitioning. I think this is what Six Apart uses for Vox. # 25th February 2007, 12:43 am