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Re: Designing a Linked Data developer experience

From: Ruben Verborgh (UGent-imec) <Ruben.Verborgh@UGent.be>
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2018 08:56:32 +0000
To: Austin Wright <aaa@bzfx.net>
CC: Richard Light <richard@light.demon.co.uk>, "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-ID: <38465605-ACD3-497F-8403-3CFF4B2D6C10@UGent.be>
We should look closely at use-cases for an RDF API… are they similar to the use cases for the DOM API?

It makes sense to have the equivalent of a DOM API, which is what RDF/JS does (http://rdf.js.org/). Different JavaScript libraries implement it.

But my point is rather that no one uses the DOM API anymore. Its low-level abstraction is too hard for any developer to manage with sufficient performance at large scale.

Developers use React, Angular, Vue, … This is what we need.

I don’t mean following our “not invented here” reflex, but actually using these libraries that front-end developers use. And not giving them triples DOM-style, but rather a richer Linked Data view.

Ruben
Received on Sunday, 30 December 2018 08:57:02 UTC

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