A Simple Sommer Project
By bblfish on Aug 10, 2008
Are you dreaming of the coasts of Java? Need some real sunshine? Have you had enough of hibernation? Here is a simple project to help you wake up and open up some new horizons :-)
A couple of weeks ago, Stephanie Stroka asked me how to make use of the so(m)mer library. So(m)mer is designed to plays a similar role for the semantic web that Hibernate plays for relational databases. So when relational databases feel too constraining, and you need an open database that spans the world, the semantic web is for you. And if you are a Java programmer, then so(m)mer is a good open source project you can participate in.
Anyway, I had not had time to write out a HOWTO, so I directed Stephanie over instant messenger on how to get going. It turns out this was a little more complicated that I had imagined, for someone completely new to the project. So Stephanie wrote out a really simple, indeed the simplest possible project, documented it, and added it to the so(m)mer repository.
As a result there is now a really simple example to follow to get out of hibernation mode, and into the blooming summer. Just follow the instructions.