In the past couple of days I’ve really gotten to know OAuth 2, Azure AppFabric and OpenGraph better. I used AppFabric’s cache to store session state for an Azure app. It’s a little pricy for the current scale of the site, but I learned something new and have a fast cache. OAuth 2 can be a challenge at first because because of its workflow which is not as easy as just dropping a widget on your HTML page. But once you learn it then it’s something you can easily replicate across multiple sites. OpenGraph just keeps getting better and better. It reminds me a lot of node concept my brother has had for several years. OpenGraph is mainly implemented for a social platform, but I could see the technology it’s based being used for other ontologies. They are going in that direction of moving beyond just social with this new object/verb way of defining interactions with the OpenGraph.