What is ActiveTriples and why?


Application developers should be able work with RDF data in a large triplestore as efficiently and conveniently as they do with modern web development frameworks using data in relation databases. As part of LD4L we aim to create a ActiveTriples gem that provides that functionality to Ruby developers as part of the Hydra framework. RDF data will for many purposes be able to be seen and manipulated to bounded "objects" that match certain patterns, and corresponding Solr indexes should be updated in lock-step with the RDF data. It is our hope that such a programming interface will make working with RDF data easier and more accessible.