Still no documentation and not anywhere close to done, but my #ActivityPub #PHP library is open source at https://github.com/pterotype-project/activitypub-php.
My goal is to provide a well-tested, flexible library that handles the complicated parts of ActivityPub (JSON-LD, persistence, addressing, etc.) in a way that can be plugged into an existing PHP codebase with no hassle. That'll help me refactor #Pterotype, and will also make it easy for other developers to make developers to make plugins for Joomla, Drupal, etc.
@jdormit One of my goals for the comming years, not sure whether it could be 2019 or not, depends on how quickly I catch onto C#, but I want to make a library for .NET for ActivityPub first, because it's simpler, and then Zot. second. Seems that all of the other frameworks are covered. Fact that .NET folks are left out's been driving me nuts for a while now.
For sure, make it happen! The more platforms we get on the network the better it gets.
@jdormit Is it even possible, though? I think if it were, then wouldn't someone have done it already? DNN community sorta laughed at me in an odd way when I mentioned it to them. Acted like they didn't have a clue what I was talking about. I mean, the new standards of ActivityPub, Webmention, and so on can't be that new, can they? Then again, there's that whole misconception that anything written for the .NET Framework isn't open source because the underlying OS is not open source. That definition is too narrow for me.
@cambridgeport90 @jdormit If y'all know of other generic/extensible ActivityPub libraries in static language libraries please let me know. I am putting together a talk and want to be sure I have an accurate picture of the landscape, and I am not sure how up to date mayel's list of decentralized AP-based apps is.
There's less considerations when an app rolls its own specific implementation regardless of language typing.
When implementing a "generic" or "extensible" library, dynamic typing has less challenges.
@cambridgeport90 Yeah, but I don't mean to discourage. Instead, once you do tackle it, you can take solace in the fact that you succeeded despite picking the road less travelled.
@cj In other words, it's not impossible, just hard … Well, this will be an experiment then to see whether or not I can successfully use the C# dynamic language extensions for something like this. Or … might think about IronPython? Thoughts?
@cambridgeport90 I know there's some Python implementations of ActivityPub that you may be able to use as a reference (see https://ethercalc.org/fediverse-stacks). I am not familiar with the additional constraints of the .NET DLR environment, so you'd be pushing the boundaries of human knowledge there. :)
Sorry I'm not of more help.
@cj Is it possible though via static languages? I've never heard of it, but then again, not everyone considers .NET conducive to the open source community, either.
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