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Embedded experiences is a method of embedding the “experience” or functionality from one application into a different, host application. The end user experiences the 3rd party application in their host application environment as if they were using it directly from the 3rd party provider.
Activity Streams is an open standard which defines a data model to represent a stream or list of actions performed by users and applications. This specification DOES NOT define any APIs, it simply defines the data model.
Apache Shindig is an OpenSocial container and helps to start hosting OpenSocial apps quickly by providing the code to render gadgets, proxy requests, and handle REST and RPC requests. Shindig is the reference implementation for the OpenSocial specification.
Domino Server with Shindig
A Domino Server with the OpenSocial Component installed. This server runs portions of the Apache Shindig project as a web application based on OSGi. This server is responsible for rendering OpenSocial gadgets.
An acronym for “Domino OSGi Tasklet Service”, it is a server task that allows OSGi plugins to contribute scheduled “tasklets” that perform some amount of work on the server. The Widgets framework in iNotes contributes a DOTS tasklet to push Widgets to iNotes users by policy.
A database that is used to store metadata (i.e. a “widget”) about services for use within Notes and iNotes. In the case of OpenSocial Component, the focus is on OpenSocial gadgets for which widgets are created and stored in the Widget Catalog.
As it relates to the OpenSocial Component, the Credential Store is a secure database that is used to store proxy rules, gadget capabilities, and OAuth information on the Domino Server with Shindig.