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Creating a web application from scratch, backed by Fedora-Commons and Apache Solr (Part 1)

February 24, 2008

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(Part 1 will detail the installation and setup of the basic system, services and libraries needed for a Fedora-Commons/Apache Solr backed web ‘service’. Subsequent parts will deal with configuring and feeding the search engine, and constructing a web interface to handle article/blog/comment posting and using OpenID for authentication.) Step 1 – Get a nice clean […]

Fedora, RDF, Pylons and OpenID – a VRE?

February 24, 2008

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I was toying with the idea of simple, atomic objects with a limited payload – a block of text, a file, or a reference (typically a URL) – and letting the user bind these together using RDF descriptions (the user will have all the technical details hidden from them of course. It’ll be point and […]

OpenOffice 2.4.0 provides PDF/A export

February 20, 2008

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It’s the littlest things that get me excited these days… Exporting PDF/A for long-term archiving [from OpenOffice 2.4] You can test it out using the newest release candidate here: Unstable Developer’s snapshot for OO 2.4.0 Well, that sorts that out 😉

Amazon’s SimpleDB supports GET with an Action param… that does stuff?

February 20, 2008

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After the CRIG RESTful meeting the other day, REST has been at the forefront of my mind, particularly the discussions about idempotent requests. With this in mind, the following post grabbed my attention: The SimpleDB Epiphany: I Finally GET It… Why RFC 2616 Is To Blame This article sums up a few things, and whilst […]

Yahoo Pipes + Solr’s API = RSS feeds for repository submitters

February 2, 2008

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Quick post: Part of the reason for trying to get as many open APIs onto the services I put in place for the repository is so that I don’t have to customise things for every department or use; the interested parties can do it for themselves. As a little proof, I have set up a […]