the iCite net > news / blog > a permalink

news and thoughts on and around the development of the iCite net
by Jay Fienberg

DataForge, any experiences?

posted: Feb 17, 2004 6:17:09 PM

DataForge (from codehaus) looks a lot like the kind of thing I have been both trying and trying not to develop as part of the data access layer for the iCite net prototype. As you can imagine, so far I have been mostly trying not to develop it, so maybe I'll be able to use DataForge instead ;-) Anyone have any experiences with DataForge, or comments?

My goal is to have a data store format-neutral way of storing iCite data, so that iCites can be implemented using (especially) either RDBMS / SQL and/or XML data behind the scenes. And, importantly, I need a storage format-neutral query interface (i.e., the same query should work whether the stored data is XML or RDBMS).

Because a lot of front-end data input to / output from iCites uses XML (e.g., XHTML, RDF/XML, RSS, ATOM), I lately have been trying to build the back-end store in XML. But, I'm not very satisfied with the query interfaces to XML (though I think XQuery has a lot going for it).

Also, iCites need / want to do some data caching, and DataForge has this built-in. Nice.

I have an immediate little mini-prototype iCite I am trying to build quickly, and I think I'll try to build it on DataForge. (Unfortunately, I'm having a little RSI problem with my arm, so coding and posting here might be a little slow this week.)

permalink | comments {2} · trackbacks {0}

also available as: rss · rss2 · rdf · atom

Comments and Tracbacks

Comment by: Ben Walding ·
posted: Feb 17, 2004 9:18:06 PM

DataForge doesn't really have many users apart from our internal projects. That being said, I'm on a major campaign to make it user usable!

So let me know what you need and what you want to achieve and I can give you a hand.

Comment by: Jay Fienberg ·
posted: Feb 18, 2004 12:21:07 PM

Cool! Thanks Ben, I'll be trying to get into DataForge over the next few days, and will contact you with questions / comments.

Note: All comments and trackbacks are moderated. Spam is deleted. Other comments are approved as promptly as possible.

Note: Older posts no longer accept new comments or trackbacks.

« prev post
Away for anniversary, and now back

» next post
FOAF files sites stuck

blog newsfeeds

brief content:

 XML  ·  RSS  ·  RDF  ·  Atom 

full content:

 XML  ·  RSS  ·  RDF  ·  Atom 

blog archive

jan · feb · mar · apr
may · jun · jul · aug 
sep · oct · nov · dec
jan · feb · mar · apr
may · jun · jul · aug
sep · oct · nov · dec

jan · feb · mar · apr
may · jun · jul · aug
sep · oct · nov · dec

may · jun · jul · aug
sep · oct · nov · dec

first post: 
April 30, 2003

highlight views:
Spammers' Choice

Jay elsewhere online
Jay Fienberg - the official home page

Wrong Notes - the music blog of the Ear Reverends

Fine & Full, aka, a fine and full burger

Sociomobilepoetextologia (moblog, currently inactive due to lack of proper mobile)

to enjoy roll
sites I like to read when I start from here

· Anastasia Fuller
· Andy Baio
· Biz Stone
· Boris Mann
· Bre Pettis
· Chris Dent
· Danny Ayers
· Dare Obasanjo
· David Czarnecki
· David Weinberger
· Don Park
· Evan Williams
· Greg Narain
· Jason Kottke
· Jim Benson
· Lucas Gonze
· Marc Canter
· Matt May
· Matt Mullenweg
· Michal Migurski
· Nancy White
· Rebecca Blood
· Reg Cheramy
· Richard MacManus
· Sam Ruby
· Shelley Powers
· Tim Bray
· danah boyd

powered by blojsom

Entries by blojsim