Linked Data for Applications
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  Martin Nally   Martin Nally
Vice President


Wednesday, August 20, 2014
02:15 PM - 03:00 PM

Level:  Technical - Intermediate

Quite a lot is known and written about the use of Linked Data to publish data on the world-wide web. Less is known and written about the use of Linked Data as an architectural pattern for the APIs of applications or in their implementation. For some time now our teams have explored this topic, first initiating the Linked Data Platform workgroup at the W3C and recently creating an open-source project with libraries that facilitate the development of new Linked Data applications. This talk will explore the use of Linked Data for applications using the open-source project to illustrate concepts. We will explore the design and implementation of the open-source project itself. Attendees will gain a clear understanding of the benefits and challenges of using Linked Data as an architectural pattern for application development, and should leave with the knowledge necessary to quickly and easily develop Linked Data applications of their own.

Martin Nally is an IBM Fellow and Vice President. Martin joined IBM in 1990 with 10 years' prior industry experience. He has held several architecture and development positions in IBM including lead architect and developer for IBM VisualAge/Smalltalk and VisualAge/Java. Martin was one of a team of three that launched the IBM project that later became the Eclipse framework and he led the architecture, design and development of WebSphere Studio, IBM’s flagship Eclipse-based developer tool-suite that later evolved into Rational Application Developer. He served as chief architect for Rational and until recently as CTO for Rational. Martin is now leading a project looking at new methods and tools for software development particularly in the context of Cloud Computing.

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