To me, usability methods seem like sandpaper. If you are making a chair, the sandpaper can make it smoother. If you are making a table, the sandpaper can also make it smoother. But no amount of sanding can turn a table into a chair. Yet I see thousands of well-intentioned people diligently sanding away at their tables with usability methods, trying to make chairs.
I’ll introduce you to seven of the key benefits now so you can know why you might go with TypeScript and where it might lead you.
Perhaps more important than the standards and technologies behind linked data is the very idea of linked data itself – the fundamental concept. As Tim Berners-Lee put it,
“The Semantic Web isn’t just about putting data on the web. It is about making links, so that a person or machine can explore the web of data. With linked data, when you have some of it, you can find other, related, data.”
If you’ve deleted a component or content item from IBM Web Content Manager and you need to get it back, don’t freak out. There is hope. Providing the item has not been purged, here’s how you can get it back.
With the new Web Developer Toolkit for IBM Digital Experience you can automatically download all the components and presentation templates in a WCM library where you can access them quickly and easily in your favorite editor. You can also push updated files back onto the server with the click of a button or even watch for changes and have them pushed back to the server automatically. The tool also offer features for syncing theme and script portlet files.
We tried the tool today on a couple of WCM libraries and seems to work pretty great.
The following slide deck provides more information:
You can download it from GitHub here:
This toolkit is available as unsupported open source. IBM expects to enhance and expand this toolkit over the next months with additional features. You can use the Digital Experience Forum for any questions about the toolkit, and you can use the GitHub project “Issues” area to report any problems you encounter.
Hyperlinks are dumb. Literally dumb. They link one document to another – one little piece of text to another, but they don’t know how. They don’t know why. They don’t know diddly squat. The only real sense that search engines can make of their incoherent connections is that one page is more popular than another, probably, maybe. They’re dumb, first of all, because while they can relate two pieces of media on the Web, they don’t describe the nature of that relationship. At least – not in any way that computers can understand, which means therefore that we humans have to sort through the mess and – aint nobody got time for that. Second, they’re dumb because the only thing they know how to connect is media. They can link a page to a page or a page to a file, but they can’t link any real-world thing to any other real-world thing. They tell us all about the structure of websites, sure, but they don’t tell us anything meaningful about the real world. The link in Linked Data, however, changes all of that.
I wanted to start a page for managing the never-ending list of topics I wish I had the time to study and write about – things I might actually tackle someday. So, here it is (for starters anyway).
- Web Components and Polymer
- HTML 5 File API
- Apache Spark
- Apache Kafka
- RESTful Architecture
- ServiceWorker API
- RAML (RESTful API Modeling Language)
- Documenting WCM Assemblies in XMind
What about you? Is there something on the list you’d vote for? Something not on the list that you think I should add? What’s piqued your interest lately that you haven’t yet found the time to get your head around?
Leave your thoughts in a comment on this page. I’ll edit and prioritize the list according to feedback.