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JSON, data and the REST

Tomorrow, on 8.8. is the International JSON day. Why? Because I say so! Is there a better way to say ‘thank you’ to a person who gave us so much – yeah, I’m talking about Doug Crockford – and to acknowledge how handy, useful and cool the piece of technology is, this person ‘discovered‘? From … Continue reading

From CSV data on the Web to CSV data in the Web

In our daily work with Government data such as statistics, geographical data, etc. we often deal with Comma-Separated Values (CSV) files. Now, they are really handy as they are easy to produce and to consume: almost any language and platform I came across so far has some support for parsing CSV files and I can … Continue reading

CfP: 2nd International Workshop on RESTful Design, Hyderabad, India

If you’re into RESTful stuff, no matter if you’re a researcher or practitioner, consider submitting a paper to our WWW2011 Workshop on RESTful Design (see the Call for Papers for more details on how to participate). I’m very happy to see the workshop taking place again this year, after the huge success we had last … Continue reading

Toying around with Riak for Linked Data

So I stumbled upon Rob Vesse’s tweet the other day, where he said he was about to use MongoDB for storing RDF. A week earlier I watched a nice video about links and link walking in Riak, “a Dynamo-inspired key/value store that scales predictably and easily” (see also the Wiki doc). Now, I was wondering … Continue reading

Linked Data for RESTafarians

So, you took the red pill? You’re a full blown RESTafarian brother? Good news for you, then. You’ll understand linked data in less then 30sec. Ok. Step by step. REST, understood as a ‘set of constraints that inform an architecture’: Resource Identification Uniform Interface Self-Describing Messages Hypermedia Driving Application State Stateless Interactions … and now … Continue reading

Technology MalBestPracticing

Reading RESTful Web Services by Leonard Richardson and Sam Ruby, it suddenly stroke my like thunder: yes indeed, it’s very often the case with technologies that they are (often unknowingly) abused in obscure ways, which then is often perceived by the community as good or best practice. So much generic introduction for explaining the title … Continue reading