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My first blog post pointing the # API based comment system to a real server...
I've gotten my Diaspora API based blog comment system working again. This is the post linking to that post for commenting.

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@Hank G As non-techie I'm not sure exactly what the implications are. However, I applaud your efforts and congratulate you because it seems like this can only be good for simple pod users like me :-),

@Roy Gardiner the big thing the API will allow is people to write stuff like first class applications for smart phones and tablets, or to do interactions like what I did above. It will be interesting to see what comes of it. For example in this post one of the D* developers is talking about an Android app they have started which is in a somewhat portable system (Flutter) so could potentially be for iOS as well. End users really won't see anything until developers use the API though.

@Hank G Thanks for the information. It's obviously a positive development.

This President's Day holiday I'm firing up my # and # dev VM for the first time since July, patching, and updating sources to get my # API based blog comments code running now that that code is running (in beta) on

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Hi! Why do you use Diaspora instead of ActivityPub?

@Eugene Lisovsky it's not really an AP vs. D* thing since this isn't a platform federating but instead a client-to-server type interaction. So question would be why not use Mastodon instead? I put a lot of time into developing the D* API because D* was the closest thing to a FB replacement I found (Mastodon being my Twitter replacement). I'm mostly on Friendica nowadays because it supports lots of social networks but I still want to see the D* API through and Friendica federates to D* so I'm still interacting with lots of D* associations.

Oh cool! Thank you for the info. Now I can see if my Qt based example works with https :)

This is awesome news! Can’t wait to fire up my blog comments system and to integrate into a desktop social media app I am writing.

Ohai there, friends! Sorry for the bit of silence in the last couple of months, we don't like that either, so we figured it's time to make some noise! A few moments ago, we merged the API branch into develop, which means that starting now, all pods
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Btw did you know about ? They are tracking diaspora* support here, maybe you want to use their work or collaborate, as your goals seem close.

I did not. Looks interesting.

While prototyping some UI concepts I wanted to do the same "infinite scroll" as you get in #twitter #diaspora etc. Here's how you can get something like that working with #avalonia #dotnet :

Ah, I see. It's more a matter of how badly others like Twitter do it. I don't use Twitter, but I get the basic idea from the inscrutable ordering/visibility algorithm Facebook uses.

Of the "big" for-profit social media platforms, the one I tend to use is tumblr (although calling tumblr "for-profit" is more of a hilarious joke about venture capitalism than anything else). Famously, tumblr uses strict reverse chronological order. It's a pervasive joke that tumblr is a "hell site" that proves how much we tumblr users will put up with just for the sake of a reverse chronological order dash.

@Hank G Thank you much for the explanation. Always learning :)

Got my Diaspora API #kotlin client libs working against the latest API branch code. Ready to run against server with API code #diaspora #diaspora-dev #fediverse

I woke from a dream where the #diaspora API was being deployed (which I think may actually be happening soon, right #diaspora-dev ?) so I revived my website comments system based on the API, polished up the #kotlin implementation, and then also wrote a #dotnet version so I could make an #fediverse app in #AvaloniaUI . Yeah I'm in a coding mood :).

yep, it should happen soon ;)

Dove into some #diaspora code for the first time in forever to help someone figure out how to do something. I do enjoy that code base immensely even if I haven't worked in it for many months #programming #ruby

I have big hopes about the coming hackathon in Berlin. I really wish your API PR will be merged then, or at least have significant progress done

Are you willing to contribute some money to help diaspora\*s development?

Hey awesome diaspora* community! Today I'm asking you a very special question. At the moment, the development speed of the diaspora* project is quite slow. It looks like this
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