The newest BIG topic on my R&D radar is related to the Semantic Web. As I am still new to figuring out best practices for using this WordPress website as my central repository and reference place, this content will start as a post and may later become a static page. This post is also likely to evolve in the days, weeks, and possibly months ahead. Maybe it needs to be a series. I just don’t know yet.
Today I came across the acronym OSLC – Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration. In previewing this topic it became apparent that it needs to get on my active radar screen real soon, hence this blog post. As part of my R&D efforts into the Semantic Web, I am looking at storage of Linked Data via RDF, RDFS, and OWL, as well as the applications to work with data stored using these structures. It appears OSLC might be an overarching theme under which our Semantic Web development progress should occur. Maybe not, but it is prudent at this juncture to not lose site of this initiative in case compliance with standards mandated by OSLC become best practices for Semantically-enabled applications. We want to be at the forefront of the effort, not trying to catch up later.
With that said, here are some links to online content I have found:
- OSLC Primer – a starting point for understanding the initiative
- OSLC Main page – easy enough to get to once in the above link
- Eclipse Lyo – impact TBD – however our development will use Eclipse
- EA Cloud has full support for OSLC – whatever that means right now
.Stay tuned. More I am sure to follow.