[Baypiggies] [CubicWeb 3.0.0 release] - Python Semantic Web Application Framework
alecf at flett.org
Tue Jan 6 19:04:10 CET 2009
Ok, so I was drawn in by the semantic web buzzwords, but just couldn't
figure out is what makes this a "semantic web" framework? I also don't mean
to knock this but I feel like there are seeds of interesting ideas here and
I just can't tell how flushed out they are, or how they differ from existing
For instance, I see it has a means for building a model by connecting
objects together, but how is this different than SQLAlchemy/SQLObject and
the like? It's own storage mechanism? Is that like Zope? The views stuff is
kind of interesting but yeah, the "template" language is .. lacking?
I also didn't see any obvious ways to connect to other semantic-web-like
data services that are already out there, like existing SPARQL sources? Am I
Please, let us know what makes this unique! I really am curious...
On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 9:36 PM, Sandrine Ribeau
<sandrine.ribeau at gmail.com>wrote:
> Dear Baypiggies,
> I am pleased to announce the release of one project I have been working
> with recently and will be working with in the future.
> I would be pleased to answer any questions and/or guide you through your
> experiments with CubicWeb.
> I will also be happy to present it during one of the baypiggies meeting.
> What is CubicWeb?
> With CubicWeb, the Semantic Web is a construction game!
> CubicWeb_ is a semantic web application framework, licensed under the LGPL,
> empowers developers to efficiently build web applications by reusing
> (called cubes) and following the well known object-oriented design
> Its main features are:
> * an engine driven by the explicit data model of the application,
> * a query language named RQL similar to W3C's SPARQL,
> * a selection+view mechanism for semi-automatic XHTML/XML/JSON/text
> * a library of reusable components (data model and views) that fulfill
> common needs,
> * the power and flexibility of the Python programming language,
> * the reliability of SQL databases, LDAP directories, Subversion and
> Mercurial for storage backends.
> Being built since 2000 by an R&D project still going on today, supporting
> 100,000s of daily visits at some production sites, CubicWeb is a proven end
> end solution for semantic web application development that promotes
> reusability and efficiency.
> The unbeliever will read the quick overview_ of CubicWeb.
> The hacker will join development at the forge_.
> The impatient will move right away to installation_ and set-up of a
> .. _cubicweb: http://www.cubicweb.org/
> .. _overview:
> .. _forge:
> .. _installation:
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