The ultimate mashup -- Web services and the semantic Web In addition to single-service applications, developers are creating mashups, applications that combine data from multiple services to create something new. This series chronicles the creation of the ultimate mashup, an application that not only stores data from different mashups but uses semantic technology to enable users to create their own mashups by swapping services, or even by picking and choosing data. It uses Java™ programming and a combination of servlets, JSP, software from the open source Jena project, and DB2's new native XML capabilities.
XTech 2006: SPARQLing Services This paper will review the SPARQL specifications and its potential benefits to Web 2.0 applications. Focusing on the SPARQL protocol for RDF, the paper will provide implementation guidance for developers interested in adding SPARQL support to their applications.
Learning from the Amazon technology platform (a Conversation with Werner Vogel) Developers are like artists; they produce their best work if they have the freedom to do so, but they need good tools Giving developers operational responsibilities has greatly enhanced the quality of the services, both from a customer and a technology point of view. The traditional model is that you take your software to the wall that separates development and operations, and throw it over and then forget about it. Not at Amazon. You build it, you run it.