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Coordinating user interface elements across screen spaces

The subject disclosure is directed towards transitioning from an existing screen (e.g., a page or the like) to a new screen, in which element(s)/control(s) of the existing screen are shared to the new screen. An existing screen acts as a source screen to provide element-related data (e.g., names) of its existing elements; the existing elements are intersected with those desired by the new/destination screen. ... Home Box Office Inc

Providing responsive video previews during rewind and fast forward

The subject disclosure is directed towards on-demand downloading of trickplay images during fast forwarding or rewinding of streaming video. A next trickplay image is selected and downloaded based upon the fast forward or rewind rate and the current location in the video. ... Home Box Office Inc

Cache map with sequential tracking for invalidation

The described technology is directed towards efficiently invalidating cached data (e.g., expired data) in a hash-mapped cache, e.g., on a timed basis. As a result, data is able returned from the cache without checking for whether that data is expired, (if desired and acceptable), because if expired, the data is only briefly expired since the last invalidation run. ... Home Box Office Inc

Mock object generation

The disclosure is generally directed towards automatically generating a mock object from a description of a real object, such as for use in testing. Mock object generation logic parses the description to determine interface(s) of the real object, which are replicated in the mock object, and to determine method(s) of the real object, which are simulated in the mock object. ... Home Box Office Inc

Exception wrapping system

The described technology is directed towards handling errors in an application program that allows for a taxonomy and precedence order of errors. Exception wrapping includes preserving relevant information with an exception, and consolidates a series of errors into a single dominant exception instance that is handled appropriately depending on the exception type. ... Home Box Office Inc

Styleable custom button repeat

The described technology is directed towards a button repeat system that allows different repeat behaviors (e.g., interval times between repeats) to be customized for any view (user interface element) and for any button. A designer specifies an interval set comprising interval times to use in an associated view to repeat a button that is pressed and held. ... Home Box Office Inc

Virtual input device system

The described technology is directed towards virtual input devices that take application program-directed input from automation and/or remote devices, such as over a network, instead of via actual user input via a physical device, for example. This allows an automation framework to insert input into an application program, such as for automated testing without modifying any of the application's other components. ... Home Box Office Inc

Data request multiplexing

The described technology is generally directed towards combining (multiplexing) two or more pending data requests for the same data item into a single request that is sent to a data providing entity such as a back-end data service. Described is maintaining a mapping of the requests to requesting entities so that a single response to a multiplexed request having data for a requested data item may be re-associated (de-multiplexed) to each requesting entity that requested that data item. ... Home Box Office Inc

Factory identification system

The described technology is directed towards a factory identification system, in which a factory object is provided with a factory identifier (id) that specifies information regarding a desired object that is more specific than specifying an interface. Additional construction parameters such as an object id may be provided to further describe the desired object. ... Home Box Office Inc

Asynchronous dispatcher for application framework

The described technology is directed towards an asynchronous dispatcher including control logic that manages a queue set, including to dequeue and execute work items from the queue on behalf of application code executing in a program. The dispatcher yields control to the program to allow the program and application code to be responsive with respect to user interface operations.. ... Home Box Office Inc

Cached data expiration and refresh

The described technology is directed towards maintaining a cache of data items, with cached data items having current value subsets and next value subsets. The cache is accessed for data item requests, to return a cache miss if a requested data item is not cached, to return data from the current value subset if not expired, to return data from the next value subset if the current value subset is expired and the next value subset is not expired, or to return a cache miss (or expired data) if both subsets are expired. ... Home Box Office Inc

Multitier cache framework

The described technology is directed towards a cache framework that accesses a tier of ordered caches, in tier order, to satisfy requests for data. The cache framework may be implemented at a front-end service level server, and/or a back end service level server, or both. ... Home Box Office Inc

Cached data repurposing

The described technology is directed towards repurposing expired cached data when no unexpired data is available. Cached, unexpired data is used in response to a request when such data exists. ... Home Box Office Inc

Time offset data request handling

The described technology is directed towards obtaining and returning time offset data instead of current data in response to a data request. The time offset data may be limited to privileged clients only, and only provided thereto when desired, using a time offset value set by the client, for example. ... Home Box Office Inc

11/09/17 / #20170322817

Object-oriented programming system and library

The described technology is directed towards an object-oriented programming (oop) system and library that maps conventional object-oriented concepts such as class hierarchies, interfaces, and static methods and properties onto a prototypal object system such as javascript®. Various functions of the oop system are called to create a class-like structure that is instantiated into an object instance upon request. ... Home Box Office Inc

10/26/17 / #20170310723

Streaming media state machine

The described technology is directed towards having multiple paths through streamed media content, such as a video. The content may be represented as a state machine of states, in which each state corresponds to one or more periods of one or more segments, and transitions to one or more other states. ... Home Box Office Inc

09/28/17 / #20170277638

Cache map with sequential tracking for invalidation

The described technology is directed towards efficiently invalidating cached data (e.g., expired data) in a hash-mapped cache, e.g., on a timed basis. As a result, data is able returned from the cache without checking for whether that data is expired, (if desired and acceptable), because if expired, the data is only briefly expired since the last invalidation run. ... Home Box Office Inc

06/22/17 / #20170177333

Maintaining and updating software versions via hierarchy

The described technology is directed towards maintaining and using a version-based hierarchy of software resources (e.g., file system files) to return version-specific responses to clients. A client sends its version information with each data request, and gets back a response based upon that version. ... Home Box Office Inc

06/08/17 / #20170161134

Exception wrapping system

The described technology is directed towards handling errors in an application program that allows for a taxonomy and precedence order of errors. Exception wrapping includes preserving relevant information with an exception, and consolidates a series of errors into a single dominant exception instance that is handled appropriately depending on the exception type. ... Home Box Office Inc

04/20/17 / #20170109201

Asynchronous task multiplexing and chaining

The described technology is directed towards sharing asynchronous (async) tasks between task chains, including in a way that prevents cancellation of lower-level chain entity from cancelling a shared async task. A shared async task is wrapped in multiplexer code that maintains lower-level entity identities as a set of listeners of the shared async task, and when a listener cancels, only removes that listener from the set of listeners so that the shared async task does not cancel as long as one listener remains in the set. ... Home Box Office Inc

04/13/17 / #20170105049

Resource response expansion

The described technology is directed towards returning expanded data, beyond the data that was specifically requested, to a client, in order to reduce or eliminate likely subsequent requests for more data. Client requests for data items are processed by expansion rule logic to find an expansion rule set (e.g., file) corresponding to the identified data item. ... Home Box Office Inc

04/13/17 / #20170104842

Templating data service responses

The described technology is directed towards locating and using a template for processing data item data from a general form into a client-specific form for returning in response to a client request. A client request includes a data item identifier and client-specific information. ... Home Box Office Inc

04/13/17 / #20170104838

Batching data requests and responses

The described technology is generally directed towards batching two or more data requests into a batch request that is sent to a data-providing entity such as a client data access layer coupled to a data service. Described is maintaining a mapping of the requests to requesting entities so that the responses to a batched request, which may be separately streamed, may be assembled into a batch response to the requesting entity. ... Home Box Office Inc

04/13/17 / #20170104641

Dynamic configuration of service communication

The described technology is generally directed towards a subscriber service using configurable data (e.g., a declarative configuration file) data to make service calls to publisher endpoints. Dynamic reconfiguration of the data changes the service call communication parameters without needing to bring down the subscriber server or its service, and/or without needing to modify/rewrite programs for the reconfiguration.. ... Home Box Office Inc

04/13/17 / #20170103553

Graph for data interaction

The described technology is directed towards having user interface objects rendered on a client device based upon provider data of at least part of a client provider graph. The client provider graph comprises a plurality of providers (graph nodes), in which each provider has provider data corresponding to user interface object data. ... Home Box Office Inc

01/05/17 / #20170006349

Image providing service

The described technology is directed towards an image providing service, including an image processing service that composites a base image into a resultant image, e.g., by resizing an image, overlaying text and so forth based upon a purpose for that image and/or a client device class; other parameters such as design information, protection and so forth also may be specified. When a client requests an image including by specifying a purpose and size in a request to an endpoint (e.g., url) for an image, the image processing service locates or composites a resultant image corresponding to the request, and returns the resultant image or a modified (e.g., resized) resultant image in response to the request. ... Home Box Office Inc

01/05/17 / #20170006036

Content rights headers

The technology described herein is directed towards content rights data that are associated with content (a data item) to make that content selectively available or unavailable in responses by a data service to client requests. A client includes client content rights data in association with each request, (e.g., via a token), and the data service uses that client content rights data as query parameters (constraint criteria) in making a request for a data item. ... Home Box Office Inc








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