Choice of scripting langage: towards Web2.0?

Florent THIERY fthiery at
Wed Apr 4 15:44:59 CEST 2007

What would be the best platform for using web 2.0 APIs? There are
interesting web 2.0 services, almost all offering free-to-use APIs
(, such as the recent netvibes
crossplatform widget API or Imity, who
recently released an open source phone client.

Imity uses your mobile phone (bluetooth) to sense people around you,
people that are members of the same social networks as you.
What's interesting about it is that it's not restricted to one social
network, but to other ones too (ex: flickr). And it works offline too

"Imity will support integration with partners through dynamic objects.
Imity objects will allow social networks of any kind to use Imity as a
platform for physical real-life support of their web application."

I'd be happy to do the same with neighbours in real life... Or
any friend-based network: "oh you know my friend *** ?"

We should take a second look at the python twisted networking
framework: the twistedmatrix projects allow easy use of ssh, sftp,
http client/server, smtp, imap, pop, dns, nntp, IM client/servers
(OSCAR (AIM and ICQ), IRC, MSN, TOC (AIM), jabber).

Maybe this could help in the scripting language decision.

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