I'm very uncomfortable with Rails right now because it seems to be totally wedded to relational databases. I want to develop my data and data structures in Tinderbox - a hypertext data development system from Eastgate systems (http://www.eastgate.com/Tinderbox/), export the data and datastructures, massage to some format, and then use with a dynamic frontend that builds a web page based on the results of a query over that dataset. I'm designing in terms of multiple POV and LOD representations of the semantic net, probably directed node-link graphs with the links as clickable objects, dynamically generated for the web. Right now I seem to be moving back towards a Java applet/servlet notion, but I'm not very happy with that. For one thing, I need to get something up in 2-3 months - part of the the appeal of Ruby on Rails was its reputation for enabling rapid dynamic website development. Development in Tinderbox is a non-negotiable requirement. a relational database just won't do it. I'm starting from a semantic net built from an index and want to dynamically generate view-dependent semantic nets from that data, semantic nets that can be general directed graphs. Suggestions? Rosemary Michelle Simpson
on 2006-04-22 07:06
on 2006-04-22 09:07
While we're on the subject I want an Active Record that represents a graph [in the RDF sense] - I know theres some individuals working on this rather daunting task and I've poured enough thought into it to realize that it doesn't really add up [nor should it]. i.e. I don't think there's going to be a good suggestion [but I should would like to hear one].. anybody working on an RDF Active Record pls post up a link. Thanks.
on 2006-04-22 09:27
brez! !! wrote: > anybody working on an RDF Active Record pls post up a link. > Thanks. uh spoke too soon.. http://activerdf.org/ looks interesting.
on 2006-04-22 16:23
Rosemary Michelle Simpson <rms@...> writes: > Suggestions? ActiveRDF might be worth looking at (per previous message). Bruce