Articles

  1. Importing Content into Drupal

    One of the most painful steps in any web system is importing content — especially so with Drupal. But in this short guide David shows a much easier way.

  2. Google Now Supports RDFa

    Hurray! I thought this day would never come… Google has recently announced its support for RDFa along with microformats. This is great news, they now join Yahoo in supporting the W3C RDFa standard for embedding data along with the content. Think of RDFa as more flexible microformats. Google is calling this “Rich Snippets” . If […]

  3. Obama’s Groundbreaking use of the Semantic Web

    In a revolutionary move, Obama’s administration is set to utilise next generation web technologies to bring an unprecedented level of transparency to government. In this case it will shed light on how the roughly US $800 billion dollar economic stimulus will be spent. The recently launched recovery.gov website (powered by nothing other then Drupal) brought […]

  4. President Obama uses RDFa

    The WhiteHouse.gov site is CC licensing all its material, and if you peek behind the covers (view source), you will see some RDFa. Granted it is a small start, but it is a start.

  5. Interacting with the Web of Things

    Computer interface fatigue — using the computer for so long that you begin to lose purpose. You are just functioning, clicking buttons, moving/removing content. But getting nothing “real” done. I experienced this big time the other night.

  6. RDFa is now a W3C Recommendation

    It has been many years since the original idea was proposed (back in 2004) but RDFa is now a full fledged citizen of the W3C. It reached recommendation status on the 14th of October.

  7. 3 out of 5 Major Search Engines Use Semantic Tech

    Ask.com have recently joined (or re-joined — they started with natural language search) the growing community of major search engines that are using semantic technology to add extra power to their search results. They are focusing on making search more contextually aware. If you are searching for a music group (U2 in this instance) show […]

  8. A New Era in Drupal

    Acquia, a software company based in Andover, MA, have announced a commercially supported version of the popular open source CMS, Drupal. As David reports, by offering a package of some of the better modules, this will certainly result in wider adoption of Drupal.

  9. Rasmus Lerdorf: PHP Frameworks? Think Again.

    This is the fist time I have heard Rasmus Lerdorf speak and it was entertaining to say the least. Refreshing would another way to describe it, I enjoy hearing real opinions and not holding back — Rasmus doesn’t hold back. Just a short background, Rasmus Lerdorf is the creator of PHP and still continues as […]

  10. Attending Drupalcon 2008 – Szeged, Hungary

    Well, I had intended to title this “On my way to…” but my travel has taken longer and my net access has been shorter than I had anticipated. Anyway, I find myself now in the lovely town of Szeged Hungary. Szeged is a small, attractive little town with tree-lined streets that has been converted to […]

  11. Figure out how the monkey ticks and win $10,000

    I have previously blogged about the new Yahoo! search platform called SearchMonkey. It is a major step in the right direction. It brings a whole heap of control back into the developers lap by allowing you to represent your search results that way you want. Good idea huh? If that wasn’t enticing enough on its […]

  12. Semantic tagging with Calais and Drupal

    Gosh. It just can’t get any easier than this. Automatically and (pretty) intelligently tagging your content is a very powerful thing. Especially if those tags are structured tags and not just text strings. This used to be a fairly painful proposition, manual tagging — do I use folksonomy or do I create meaningful taxonomies. And […]

  13. An ODD example of Data Portablity

    I recently became aware of a new initiative in the data portability arena – Open Data Definition (ODD). I applaud any effort to increase data portability between social networks and your data. But to really succeed the idea must be well thought out and research done to see what is out there and what really […]

  14. Microsoft set to launch Semantic Web light

    Fascinating news coming from Microsoft Research. They are showcasing for the first time their “research-output” repository platform at the upcoming Open Repositories 2008 conference. Here is an excerpt from the blog: Our goal is to abstract the use of underlying technologies and provide an easy-to-use development model, based on .NET and LINQ, for building repositories […]