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Drupal 8 Hooks and the Symfony Event Dispatcher - SitePoint PHP

With the incorporation of many Symfony components into Drupal in its 8th version, we are seeing a shift away from many Drupalisms towards more modern PHP architectural decisions. For example, the both loved and hated hook system is getting slowly replaced. Show More Summary

This week on pyVmomi/rbVmomi

Last week, I took on a high priority task for VMware so my work on pyVmomi and rbVmomi had to move down in priority for me. I'll continue to post regular updates on progress but the velocity will have slowed on both project until I have cleared my higher priority tasks. Show More Summary

Paper: Actor Model of Computation: Scalable Robust Information Systems

With Reactive Systems becoming the new old hotness, it will help to have a thorough grounding in the Actor Model. Here's a good start. Carl Hewitt in Actor Model of Computation: Scalable Robust Information Systems gives a very thorough...Show More Summary

Most Important Features in PHP 5

PHP 5 introduced a set of new features and functionalities to improve performance, efficiency and more. There are three major areas in which the improvement is significant. This article will discuss the most important features introduced in PHP 5.

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 18,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping … 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 »

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 »

Can NoSQL help us in processing Linked Data?

This is an announcement and call for feedback. Over the past couple of days I’ve compiled a short review article where I look into NoSQL solutions and to what extent they can be used to process Linked Data. I’d like to extend and refine this article, but this only works if you share your experiences … Continue reading »

Why we link …

Where I discuss why linking your data to other data in the Web makes sense through a simple example. Continue reading »...

Solving tomorrow’s problems with yesterday’s tools

Where Michael discusses the efficiency of relational databases for certain problems and the effectiveness of NoSQL for big, messy data. Continue reading »...

Ye shall not DELETE data!

Where I suggest that rather than to delete data on the Web, create a new version of it to prevent lossy data. Continue reading »...

Towards Networked Data

This is the second post in the solving-tomorrow’s-problems-with-yesterday’s-tools series. In his seminal article If You Have Too Much Data, then “Good Enough” Is Good Enough Pat calls for a ‘new theory for data’ – I’d like to call this: networked data (meaning: consuming and manipulating distributed data on a Web-scale). Show More Summary

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 »

Added 10 new blogs to Planet RDF

I added the following blogs (with their Twitter accounts as listed) to the planet on Friday: AKSW Group - University of Leipzig Zoltan Andrejkovics Datagraph - @datagraph John Goodwin - @gothwin Georgi Kobilarov - @gkob Davide Palmisano...Show More Summary

Planet RDF now has a site blog

See for site updates, which are also posted to witter and facebook. Dave Permalink | Leave a comment »...

Updated twitter widget

I updated the twitter widget in the sidebar of to the new version so it displays the last 3 tweets again. Permalink | Leave a comment »...

Added EnAKTing project blog to Planet RDF

Added the blog of the EnAKTing project at the University of Southampton to the Planet RDF blogroll. Permalink | Leave a comment »...

Added Danny Ayers to Planet RDF

Danny Ayers updated his blog to add an RSS 1.0 feed for his 'rdf' tag category so welcome back Danny! Permalink | Leave a comment »...

Added Egon Willighagen to Planet RDF

Added Egon Willighagen's chem-bla-ics blog (RDF category) to Planet RDF. (@egonwillighagen on Twitter. Permalink | Leave a comment »...

Updated Dan Connolly's blog to new site

Updated the configuration for Dan Connolly to his new blog Mad Mode. Dan is @dckc on Twitter. He has worked with RDF and semantic web technologies from the start, or maybe a bit before :) Permalink | Leave a comment »...

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