Wednesday, November 11, 2009

google data api

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. This includes making information accessible in contexts other than a web browser and accessible to services outside of Google. As an end-user or a developer, you are the owner of your information, and we want to give you the best tools possible to access, manipulate, and obtain that information.
Why AtomPub?

Web syndication is an effective and popular method for providing and aggregating content. The Google Data Protocol extends AtomPub as a way to expand the types of content available through syndication. In particular, the protocol lets you use the AtomPub syndication mechanism to send queries and receive query results. It also lets you send data to Google and update data that Google maintains.

JSON, or JavaScript Object notation, is a lightweight data interchange format in widespread use among web developers. JSON is easy to read and write; you can parse it using any programming language, and its structures map directly to data structures used in most programming languages. Within the Google Data Protocol, JSON objects simply mirror the Atom representation.

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