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Tim Strehle’s links and thoughts on Web apps, managing software development and Digital Asset Management, since 2002.

Topic Maps Websites

http://www.topicmaps.org/ http://www.topicmap.com/ http://www.garshol.priv.no/download/tmlinks.html http://www.isotopicmaps.org/

Thu, 26 Jun 2003 08:50:02 +0000


"Our technology platform K-Infinity is the solution for knowledge management based on knowledge networks."


Thu, 26 Jun 2003 07:30:29 +0000

Topic Maps: Mailinglist etc.

A topic maps mailinglist: http://www.infoloom.com/mailman/listinfo/topicmapmail http://www.infoloom.com/pipermail/topicmapmail/ (Archiv)

Topic Maps -- Reference Model: http://www.isotopicmaps.org/TMMM/TMMM-latest-clean.html

Topic Map Constraint Language: http://www.y12.doe.gov/sgml/sc34/document/0226.htm

Thu, 26 Jun 2003 07:29:23 +0000


Interesting weblog: http://inmyexperience.com/

Wed, 25 Jun 2003 13:14:31 +0000

The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting

Interesting? http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/openarchivesprotocol.html

Fri, 20 Jun 2003 09:05:16 +0000

Mambo Content Management Server

Open Source variant of a commercial CM system (PHP/MySQL): http://www.mamboserver.com/

Nice layout and other stuff: http://www.miro.com.au/

Fri, 20 Jun 2003 08:00:30 +0000

Rules-based programming

Jon Udell:

"Tools for Rules: Rules-based programming will either help us out or create a different kind of mess" http://www.infoworld.com/article/03/05/16/20OPstrategic_1.html

"Rules engine/debugger as system service?: I like to imagine new OS system services. Yesterday, it struck me that a rules engine, logger, and debugger would be an appropriate bundle of stuff to generalize as a standard system service." http://weblog.infoworld.com/udell/2003/06/19.html

Fri, 20 Jun 2003 07:57:43 +0000

Data Structures and RDF

"There are four general ways of storing information:

1. A list, in which one has a number of items, which may or not be related to one another. 2. A table, in which one has a number of items (records), each with a distinct set of properties or columns. 3. A tree, in which one has a hierarchy of items. 4. A graph, in which one has a number of items (nodes), with the nodes connected to each other in some way."


Wed, 11 Jun 2003 13:16:55 +0000


Mozilla Gecko based Semantic Web RDF client:

http://topicalla.mozdev.org/ http://www.xulplanet.com/ndeakin/arts/elorapre.html http://www.xulplanet.com/ndeakin/arts/actorsearch.html

Wed, 11 Jun 2003 13:12:11 +0000

haystack - the universal information client

Incredible - an RDF based Java application with a very generic architecture, drag&drop, e-mail and IM integration, customizable, ... Very very high and specific system requirements, unfortunately.

http://haystack.lcs.mit.edu/ http://www.xulplanet.com/cgi-bin/ndeakin/homeN.cgi?min=1&dd=02062003

Wed, 11 Jun 2003 13:03:38 +0000

Intuit QuickBase

Web-based information system, reminds me of Intrexx - beautiful interface!


Wed, 11 Jun 2003 10:25:03 +0000

JavaBeans conventions

A ZDNet article describes the conventions JavaBeans classes must conform to:

class->getProperty class->setProperty class->isBoolProperty

class->addEventListener class->removeEventListener

Makes sense. That's similar to what I'm already doing in my PHP classes.

Tue, 10 Jun 2003 12:27:47 +0000


MVC (Model, View, Controller) / Model2-Framework for PHP - sounds good, but I couldn't get it to work:

http://phrame.sourceforge.net/ https://www.phparch.com/issuedata/2003/jun/sample.php

Tue, 10 Jun 2003 10:46:45 +0000


A web-based administration interface that's just plain beautiful:


Fri, 06 Jun 2003 08:45:56 +0000

Microsoft Reader

Coming back to the Microsoft Reader after some time: It's release 2.1 by now. There's free tools for creating OEB files (Open eBook) from XHTML + CSS + images, and for converting those into .lit files!

Microsoft Reader is the best solution I know for reading very long texts on the screen (PC or Pocket PC), much better than Acrobat.

Fri, 06 Jun 2003 06:38:53 +0000


"You could use Infocalypse as an online collaborative encyclopedia, a personal weblog, a technical support forum, or (with a little customization) even a shopping cart." (in PHP)


Wed, 04 Jun 2003 09:50:10 +0000

Publish this weblog?

... yes, but which tool to use?

b2 http://cafelog.com/ bBlog http://www.bblog.com/ GeekLog http://geeklog.sourceforge.net/ MyPHPblog http://myphpblog.sourceforge.net/ Pivot http://www.pivotlog.net/

Wed, 04 Jun 2003 09:49:16 +0000

Jon Udell on The Diary of Samuel Pepys

This diary has great links to pages which represent persons, places or other entities - lots of similarities to Topic Maps.

Jon Udell asks: "What CMS environment would make it easier for Phil to achieve this effect?"

Very good question. I think that would be a Topic Map-driven information system allowing for editing in Wiki speed...

Wed, 04 Jun 2003 09:06:02 +0000


Some nice ideas in this PHP/MySQL-based content management framework:


Wed, 04 Jun 2003 08:38:31 +0000


http://www.heise.de/ix/artikel/2002/07/118/06.shtml http://www.google.com/apis/ http://pear.php.net/package-info.php?pacid=87

Mon, 02 Jun 2003 12:54:31 +0000


Should take a look at Python since O'Reilly has so much on it:

http://www.python.org/ http://python.oreilly.com/news/python_success_stories.pdf

Mon, 02 Jun 2003 05:56:58 +0000

Naked Objects

Nice Java idea - don't code a GUI, just define your "Business Logic" in classes, and the Naked Objects-Framework will create a generic GUI allowing for direct interaction with the classes' properties and methods:


Mon, 02 Jun 2003 05:54:01 +0000