Waaaay back in June I asked if anyone had any recommendations for where to host some Java applications. I also promised the publish the list of recommendations I had, so here I am. In typical "comparison shopping crisis" mode its taken me ages to deliberate about where to move my kit. So I've only just … Continue reading (Java) Hosting Recommendation
I'm looking to move the hosting of my sites and applications to a new provider and am interested to hear if anyone has any recommendations. Ideally I want an environment that provides me with ssh access, Java and JSP/Servlet hosting through a private VM. I really want the freedom to be able to easily manage … Continue reading Java Hosting Recommendations?
I've been lurking on the jena-dev mailing list for a while now, and I'm constantly impressed with the level of patience displayed by the jena team at handling repeated questions and queries. This is despite the comprehensive documentation which covers all aspects of the toolkit. Often these queries stray outside the realm of RDF and … Continue reading Using Jena in an Application Server
The developers of Jaikoz, a Java MP3 tag editor mailed be yesterday to say that their latest release is now live on their site. I'm mentioning this because Jaikoz bundles my MusicBrainz API for doing metadata lookups using MusicBrainz. Jaikoz is payware although there's a free trial available. I should note that I'm not getting … Continue reading Jaikoz
I've just uploaded beta-2 of my Java API to MusicBrainz RDF web service. The API is Creative Commons licensed and is built around the Jena 2 Semantic Web toolkit. The API provides raw access to the RDF returned from the service, but also a simple JavaBean layer for developers wanting a simpler interface to the … Continue reading MusicBrainz Java API beta-2
Back in March I was tinkering with writing a Scutter. I'd never written a web crawler before, so was itching to give it a go as a side project. I decided to call it Slug because I was pretty sure it'd end up being a slow and probably icky; crafting a decent web crawler is … Continue reading Slug: A Simple Semantic Web Crawler
I'm pleased to announce the first iteration of a Java API for FOAF based around the Jena semantic web toolkit. The API, which I've dubbed "foaf-beans", is an attempt to provide a number of convenience classes that will allow Java developers to quickly get to grips with reading and writing FOAF data. With this in … Continue reading foaf-beans 0.1
Classifier4J is a Java text classification library that includes a text summariser and a Bayesian classifier. It was my interest in the latter that lead me to play with the API recently, as I wanted to demonstrate to some colleagues the ease with which one can use Bayesian classification to create a content filter/recommender. Well, … Continue reading Bayesian Agents
Via Gavin (via the chumpologica): An application architecture that should yield superior productivity. Interesting stuff. I've been pondering something similar myself, mainly because I have a slice of an application I'm working on that I want to replace with an RDF data model and storage. To achieve this successfully I need to make sure that … Continue reading How to make RDF and JSP place nicely together?
Via Cafe con Leche I notice that Saxon 7.9 has been released. The interesting thing is that Mike Kay has founded Saxonica Limited which will offer professional services and additional modules, including a schema-aware processor as a commercial offering. I've used Saxon for a long time now. It's my XSLT processor of choice. I've never … Continue reading SAXON