Extending Groove

by Markus Nolte

The ever excellent Jon Udell has this story about extending Groove:

How do you port 5 million lines of Win32/COM code to the Pocket PC? That was the dilemma that Groove Networks faced when considering how to bring its ultrasecure peer collaboration technology to mobile devices. Jamming 10 pounds of potatoes into a one-pound sack wasn't an option, but lateral thinking yielded a new plan: Don't port; use Web services as integration glue. Thus was born the skunkworks project first dubbed "edge services" and now known as GWS (Groove Web Services).

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