Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life – Google GData: A Uniform Web API for All Google Services
I’ve been reading the Google Data APIs blog for a few months and have been impressed at how Google has been quietly executing on the plan of having a single uniform RESTful Web service interface to their various services. If you are unfamiliar with GData, you can read the GData overview documentation. In a nutshell, GData is Google’s implementation of the Atom 1.0 syndication format and the Atom Publishing Protocol with some extensions. It is a RESTful XML-based protocol for reading and writing information on the Web.