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Apache Shindig

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Apache Shindig
Developer(s)Apache Software Foundation
Final release
2.5.2 / October 26, 2014; 5 years ago (2014-10-26)
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inJavaScript, PHP and Java
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeApplication framework
LicenseApache License 2.0

Shindig was a framework for web-based applications. It is an open source project which began in December 2007 to provide a reference implementation for the OpenSocial standard, but was retired in October 2015. The software contains both server-side and client-side code. Once the project is mature, an installation of this product will be capable of rendering OpenSocial gadgets in a web browser.


In the announcement for Shindig's first code commit, four primary features of Shindig were cited:[1]

  • Gadget Container JavaScript—core JavaScript foundation for general gadget functionality. This JavaScript manages security, communication, UI layout, and feature extensions, such as the OpenSocial API.
  • Gadget Server—an open source version of gmodules.com, which is used to render the gadget XML into JavaScript and HTML for the container to expose via the container JavaScript.
  • OpenSocial Container JavaScript—JavaScript environment that sits on top of the Gadget Container JavaScript and provides OpenSocial specific functionality (profiles, friends, activities).
  • OpenSocial Gateway Server—an open source implementation of the server interface to container-specific information, including the OpenSocial REST APIs, with clear extension points so others can connect it to their own backends. It helps for open social sources.

See also


  1. ^ Dan Peterson (December 12, 2007). "Let's get this Shindig started". Google OpenSocial API blog. Archived from the original on December 14, 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-04.
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