About judell

Jon Udell, Director of Integrations at Hypothesis, is an author, information architect, software developer, and new media innovator. His 1999 book, Practical Internet Groupware, helped lay the foundation for what we now call social software. Udell was formerly a software developer at Lotus, BYTE Magazine's executive editor and Web maven, and an independent consultant. A hands-on thinker, Udell's analysis of industry trends has always been informed by his own ongoing experiments with software, information architecture, and new media. From 2002 to 2006 he was InfoWorld's lead analyst, author of the weekly Strategic Developer column, and blogger-in-chief. During his InfoWorld tenure he also pioneered the medium now known as screencasting and produced an audio show, Interviews with Innovators. From 2007 to 2014 Udell worked for Microsoft as a writer, interviewer, speaker, and experimental software developer. He created the Elm City calendar network, a service based on open standards that runs in the Windows Azure cloud, and worked on Thali, a P2P technology that enables people to control their online identities and share their data securely. In 2015 he joined Hypothesis to help build an open annotation layer for the web.

Integrating Hypothesis using Ajax and CORS

We've recently added two ways to integrate Hypothesis with other systems: CORS (Cross-Origin Resource Sharing) and Atom. We'll explore what you can do with CORS here, and with Atom feeds in another post. It's long been possible to embed Hypothesis in an iframe on a web page. On this page you can see two examples. The first [...]

By |2015-06-19T00:37:41-07:0019 Jun 2015|

Farewell to bookmarklets

This post originated as http://blog.jonudell.net/2015/05/13/farewell-to-bookmarklets/ in the voice of Jon Udell, not the voice of Hypothesis. I posted it here in part to explore how Hypothesis can attach annotations to documents that are the same or similar. Dan Whaley made some annotations to the WordPress preview here that reflect the voice of Hypothesis. Now what? [...]

By |2015-05-14T15:37:07-07:0013 May 2015|

Synchronizing Annotations Between Local and Remote PDFs

People are sometimes surprised to learn that Hypothes.is can annotate PDFs. They're even more surprised when they learn you can annotate a local copy of a PDF in a way that synchronizes with another local copy and/or with a web copy of the same PDF. Here's a browser with a local PDF in one tab [...]

By |2017-05-30T10:50:26-07:002 Apr 2015|