Tuesday Feb 23, 2010

The Web 2.0 Identity Problem: Who are you really?

We should not really be surprised with this. As more people comments, give opinions, are experts on everything, on the web today we definitively need a better identity model that can help identify who people really are behind all the comments and tweets they are publishing :-)

Monday Mar 19, 2007

The Semantic Web = A Smarter Web

A nice article from John Borland about the Semantic Web.  

"If Web content was going to be labeled, why not use the same infrastructure to classify other information, like the price, subject, or title of a book for sale online? That kind of general-purpose metadata--which, unlike XML, would be consistent across sites--would be a boon to people, or computers, looking for things on the Web"

As I argued in a recent blog combining today disconnected tagging infrastructures with an encyclopedia like Wikipedia may just be the first link to John Borland's smarter Web.

Tuesday Mar 06, 2007

VamPeer: New Eiffel Binding for Jxta

Another great contribution from Beat Strasser from ETZH to add a Eiffel binding for Jxta. This goes along with Scala, Groovy and Tuscany adoption of the Jxta technology. It is great to see student contributions to the core Jxta technology. Beat, congratulations on your Master :-)

Friday Mar 02, 2007

Semantic Web: The Beginning of the Age of Enlightenment ?


After we blogged, tagged and shared brilliant thoughts on anything (we can think of) during the Participation Age, the Internet may soon enter what could be called the Age of Enlightenment. The Age of Enlightenment will help morph the Internet into a knowledge network where information is enriched, cataloged, related, and more importantly disambiguated, so initial semantic and reasoning can emerge. Smart people called it the Semantic Web or Web 3.0. If human history repeats itself, the Age of Enlightenment will help ensure that our editor and browser can scope with the massive amount of information available on the Web will a little more enlightenment. As the Encyclop├ędie has been considered an important catalyst for the Age of Enlightenment, and has aimed to change the way people think. Wikipedia may help to change the way our editor and browser parse information. It will be great if our editor and browser could start help us figure out and give us context when we type or read phrase such as  "sun, sun, sun, sun and of course sun". I know what i meant to write. If you want to know, just follow each word link as a sample of what the Semantic Web could do :-)

Monday Feb 26, 2007

Scala + JXTA = Seamless Functional Web 2.0 Service Mashup

Interesting combination of Scala and JXTA to implement seamless network mashup of Web 2.0 functional Scala actors. It certainly makes a lot of sense to use JXTA's virtual pipes to simplify the network stack to connect Scala remote actors. Another adoption of the JXTA technology which goes along what was proposed for Groovy

Thursday Feb 22, 2007

Beyond the RESTfull vs RESTless argument, here comes P2P/JXTA Web Service Mashup!

Another endorsement of the JXTA technology by the Apache's Tuscany project to mashup and federate Web 2.0 services. This adds to this week annoucement from Samooha to open-source their JXTA-based P2P SOA Enterprise stack.  Beyond the RESTfull/RESTless argument, these projects look to provide a more decentralized and ad hoc way to mashup Web services. This will  likely help ease Web services deployment, management and discovery. A couple years ago I worked on a WS-Name Service proposal to build a decentralized name service for Web services (the equivalent of DNS for Web services) that was using JXTA to enable dynamic mashup of Web services.  After the recent annoucement of Project Shoal using JXTA, the JXTA technology is really picking up steam in the Web 2.0 service delivery arena :-)

Wednesday Feb 21, 2007

I think I have seen this before :-)

A nice recognition for Project Looking Glass contributions to advance 3D desktop GUI (and Vista :-) and building a platform-independent interface to the emerging 3D Web. If you haven't tried Looking Glass, please check the latest Looking Glass 1.0 Release. Easy to install and lot of good feedbacks from the OpenSUSE and Ubuntu Linux communities. 




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