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Open Semantic Framework 3.3 Released

Structured Dynamics is happy to announce the immediate availability of the Open Semantic Framework version 3.3. This new release of OSF lets system administrators choose between two different communication channels to send SPARQL queries...Show More Summary

Popular Photos, Filters and User Profiles with the 500px API - SitePoint PHP

500px is a photo community for discovering, sharing, buying and selling inspiring photography. In this article we are going to explore their API and build a small showcase app. Let’s get started. What We’re Building In this article, we are going to build a small Laravel app with three main features. Show More Summary

PSR-7 is imminent, and here's my issues with it. - Evert Pot

PSR-7 is pretty close to completion. PSR-7 is a new 'PHP standard recommendation', put out by the PHP-FIG group, of which I'm a member of. It describes how to create PHP representations of a HTTP Request and a HTTP response. I think the potential impact of PSR-7 can be quite large. Show More Summary

How skiing made me a better developer - Anna Filina

I’m currently sitting at T-Bar & Grill in Panorama, British-Columbia, Canada. I had a great week of skiing and another week to come. While ripping the slopes at ear-popping speeds, my mind was surprisingly free to roam and explore ideas that lead me to this article. Show More Summary

Introducing a new error handler for PHP projects - Brandon Savage

Dealing with errors is one of the most frustrating and challenging parts of developing an application. Nobody likes to think about their application in a failure state, and there’s nothing more deflating than writing a bunch of great code, and getting a message that you forgot a semicolon on line 4. Show More Summary

Conceptual and Practical Distinctions in the Attributes Ontology

This article describes and justifies the relations-attributes distinction in the UMBEL Attributes Ontology. The AO is both innovative and essential to the ongoing use of semantic technologies to tackle the decades-long challenges of data interoperability.

A writable Web based on LDP

Last week has marked the culmination of almost three years of hard work coming out of the Linked Data Platform WG, resulting in the publication of the Linked Data Platform 1.0 as a W3C Recommendation. For those of you not yet familiar with … Continue reading ?

Securely Distributing PHARs: Pitfalls and Solutions - Pádraic Brady

The PHAR ecosystem has become a separate distribution mechanism for PHP code, distinct from what we usually consider PHP packages via PEAR and Composer. However, they still suffer from all of the same problems, namely the persistingShow More Summary

The conference talk creation process - Brandon Savage

There’s been a lot made in the last 24 hours about the process of submitting and accepting conference talks, including whether or not such talks should be written beforehand. There are many valid points of view on the issue, and here are a few of my thoughts. Show More Summary

ALIGNED project kick-off

ALIGNED, AKSW’s new H2020-funded project, kicked off in Dublin. The project brings together computer science researchers, companies building data-intensive systems and information technology, and academic curators of large datasets in an effort to build IT systems for aligned, co-evolving software and data lifecycles. Show More Summary

Xdebug 2.3: Enhanced xdebug_debug_zval() - Derick Rethans

Xdebug 2.3: Enhanced xdebug_debug_zval() London, UK Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 09:44 GMT This is the second article in a series about the new features in Xdebug 2.3, which was first released on February 22nd. xdebug_debug_zval() has been around for quite some time, to provide correct information about how PHP internally stores a variable. Show More Summary

Interview with Morgan Tocker - Cal Evans

Twitter: Morgan Tocker @morgo Show Notes Tocker.co The post Interview with Morgan Tocker appeared first on Voices of the ElePHPant.

Should conference talks be written in advance? - Anna Filina

I had a discussion on Twitter today regarding a conference’s selection process. It was suggested that speakers should be forced to write their entire talk before submitting it to a conference, perhaps even presented at a local event....Show More Summary

Dropbox starts using POST, and why this is poor API design. - Evert Pot

Today Dropbox announced in a blogpost titled "Limitations of the GET method in HTTP" that it will start allowing POST requests for APIs that would otherwise only be accessible using GET. It's an interesting post, and addresses a common limitation people run into when developing RESTful webservices. Show More Summary

On getting paid (or not) to write

Danielle Lee writes the Urban Scientist blog for Scientific American. In 2013 she wrote a post about an ugly incident in which she was invited to write for Biology Online, asked about payment, declined the offer when she learned there would be none, and was called a whore. Scientific American took down the post an […]

Putting the Smarts in Data Integration

Driving business value from your data often requires integration across many sources. These integration projects can be time consuming, expensive and difficult to manage. Any short cuts can compromise on quality and reuse. In many industries,...Show More Summary

May 2015 – US - Nomad PHP

Coming soon The post May 2015 – US appeared first on Nomad PHP.

A quick analysis of wifi cards for using a Raspberry Pi as an access point

When Radiodan can’t access the web, it throws up an access point (AP) created by the Pi: you connect directly to that and it displays the available wifi points in a webpage as a captive portal, and asks you to add the password for the one you want. It’s not easy to get credentials for wifi to objects with no user interface, and this is the best one we’ve found so far (

Bookdown: DocBook-Like html Output From Markdown - Paul M. Jones

From bookdown.io: Bookdown generates DocBook-like html output using Markdow> n and JSON files instead of XML. Bookdown is especially well-suited for publishing project documentation to > GitHub Pages. Features include: Automatic table-of-contents...Show More Summary

Building APIs You Won’t Hate: Review - SitePoint PHP

This is a review of Phil Sturgeon’s book Build APIs You Won’t Hate. Build APIs You Won’t Hate A bit of an edgy title, isn’t it? It makes sense, though. The potential of a developer hating anything he built given enough time to work on it is enormous. Show More Summary

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