Live Labs Web Sandbox: Securing Mash-ups, Site Extensibility, and Gadgets

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Aggregating third-party capabilities and services drives Web 2.0 innovation. Developers must make trade-offs in quality of service and security to achieve rich and personalized experiences. The trade-offs threaten not only future innovation, but also existing experiences, business models, and everything that relies on mashing up data and/or functionality. Understanding and mitigating this risk is essential for all web applications. We present a prototype of an open technology for mashing up code while maintaining better process isolation, quality of service protection, and security. This will foster more efficient cross-browser development, increased mash-up innovation, and new third-party extensibility models. Join us as we discuss and showcase the architecture and invite you to get involved.
  • Scott Isaacs
  • Dragos Manolescu
    Dragos Manolescu is Senior Program Manager at Microsoft Live Labs, a confederation of engineers and scientists working on advancing the state-of-the-art in Internet products and technology. Most recently he's been interested in web programming, social media, Web 2.0 and cloud computing. Prior to joining Microsoft Dragos worked in consulting, start-ups, as well as academia. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.



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    Is anybody following this site and attending PDC in L.A. interested in taking a closer look at the Web Sandbox? Scott and I are avilable for doing a deep dive. Look for us (mug shots here) in the Expo area on Tuesday, 10/28 at 3PM, around one of the whiteboards. We look forward to seeing you.


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