I am happy to announce that RDFBeans project had finished migration to GitHub and reached 2.2 version.
The most important change in this release is dropping dependency on RDF2Go API and switching to the latest and greatest Eclipse RDF4J. As you probably know, RDF4J is the new name of Sesame which already was an RDF database of choice for RDFBeans development. However, in the previous versions it was accessed via RDF2Go abstraction layer and it appears that this approach creates more problems than it solves.
Now, the framework addresses directly to the RDF4J Repository API for RDF storage functions.
Also, the project infrastructure was cardinally updated:
RDFBeans is an object-RDF mapping and persistence framework. It provides ORM-like databinding functionality to facilitate Linked Data and Semantic Web development in Java by representing domain object models as RDF resources. For detailed information, please refer to:
As there is growing demand for SCAN update, I have published the preview (“beta”) of 1.4 release which is expected on SourceForge within few weeks.
Download SCAN-Desktop 1.4-beta (Windows installer)
Note that 1.4 package includes MS-Office, OpenOffice and PDF document plugins by default (no need to install them separately) to provide an out-of-the-box solution for the most of users.
Changes since 1.3 version
The second edition of RDFBeans Java-to-RDF databinding framework is finally out. In 2.0 version the library underwent major refactoring to clean and enhance the API and provide new databinding techniques.
RDFBeans is an open-source object-RDF databinding and persistence library for the Semantic Web development with Java language. It provides a framework for mapping an object-oriented domain model to RDF resource descriptions.
For more information, see:
See what’s new
RDFBeans framework (see “Simple RDF data binding“) is a Sourceforge project now:
Laboranova People-Concepts Networking Server is opened for beta-testing since today, Jul 1, 2009.
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SCAN plugin for adding web-locations is released.
If you haven’t noticed already, there was no simple way to just enter a web URL in SCAN and get a document in the repository. One had to add web documents via del.icio.us or fetch them from RSS. Now it is fixed – with Web plugin you can add web-pages with their URL’s and more – you can tell the plugin to follow hyperlinks and crawl web-pages recursively, thus adding whole web-sites to SCAN document repository.
More on Web-plugin »
To install new plugin, click on “Check for updates” button in Plugins manager window (“Tools?Manage plugins”). Web plugin will appear in “Location type plugins” section.
SCAN Version 1.3.1 is released. The release focus is to fix a number of bugs found in 1.3 version (though some of them are really old).