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Re: Linked Data with web2py

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Dec 2009 07:57:53 -0500
Message-ID: <4B336551.7070103@openlinksw.com>
To: Massimo Di Pierro <mdipierro@cs.depaul.edu>
CC: public-lod@w3.org, Chris Baron <topher.baron@gmail.com>
Massimo Di Pierro wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> I am a new member of this list and first of all I wish everybody Happy 
> Holidays.
> I also take the occasion to introduce the RDF plugin for web2py.
>     http://web2py.com/semantic
> web2py is an Open Source web framework for rapid application 
> development written in Python and programmable in Python. web2py runs 
> almost everywhere and includes everything you need for web development 
> in one package including a ssl-enabled web server, a transaction-safe 
> relational database, a web-based IDE, a web-based database 
> administration tool, and a Database Abstraction Layer that writes SQL 
> for you and works transparently on SQLite, MySQL, Postgresql, Oracle, 
> MSSQL, FireBird, DB2, Informix, Ingres, and on Google App Engine.
> Web2py requires no installation: just download, unzip and click to 
> start it.
> You can see an online demo here:
>    http://web2py.com/demo_admin
> The RDF plugin allows to label (tag) database fields and relations 
> with ontologies and web2py automatically exposes the data in the 
> database as Linked Data via a RESTful web service. Works with all  
> database back-ends listed above.
> Any comment and feedback will be appreciated.
Any reason why you don't use ODBC for your data access? Your references 
above imply you implemented data access APIs on a DBMS by DBMS basis. 
ODBC is not only superior to all Native DBMS APIs, it is generic thereby 
shrinking you development and maintenance costs.

> Massimo
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> Massimo Di Pierro
> Associate Professor
> School of Computing and Digital Media
> DePaul University
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> Chicago IL 60604
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