Leveraging W3C Linked Data, OSLC, and Open Source for Loosely Coupled Application Integrations
Tim Berners-Lee, credited as the inventor of the internet, defined a concept of linked data (HTTP + RDF) that defines how applications can use Web standards to build scalable applications that span a wide range of diverse technology backgrounds and datasources. This approach has been successfully used across industries such as life sciences, government, and software development (OSLC). This session gives some background on the current state of linked data and an update on standardization activity at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). It highlights a few examples of these applications, including details on benefits seen and implementation challenges. It also touches on how various technologies help in building such applications with Eclpse Lyo (JAX-RS, annotations, RDF, and more), as well as some other Eclipse and open source projects, such as Apache (Jena,Wink, CXF, TomEE, etc), Node.js and more.