RDFBeans 2.0

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.

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Nepomuk-KDE with the Sesame backend

There is a helpful article on how to make Nepomuk a lot faster by switching its default storage backend to Sesame2:

Pimp my Nepomuk

RDFBeans: Now on Sourceforge

RDFBeans framework (see “Simple RDF data binding“) is a Sourceforge project now:

http://rdfbeans.sourceforge.net

PCN Beta is out

Laboranova People-Concepts Networking Server is opened for beta-testing since today, Jul 1, 2009.

People-Concepts Networking

Today at University of Nottingham, we deployed an alpha of the People-Concept Networking platform prototype. It’s the alpha, so it doesn’t do a lot as yet and is released only for internal overview and testing of the basic infrastructure. It is however, an occasion to disclose what I am working at now, along with an introduction to some PCN theory.

Simple RDF data binding

A large part of SW development is representing the information as RDF for persistence and interoperability. It’s usually done with lots of the glue code to map the programming object model to RDF triples and vice versa.

Disturbing news from Kowari

[Updated at Jan,11]

David Wood, one of the key persons behind Kowari Metastore open source project had resigned himself as project administrator and developer because of haughty and proprietaristic policy of the Northrop Grumman corp, a major Kowari sponsor.