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Brian Sletten is a liberal arts-educated software engineer with a focus on forward-leaning technologies. He has worked as a system architect, a developer, a mentor and a trainer. He has spoken at conferences around the world and writes about web-oriented technologies for several online publications. His experience has spanned the defense, financial and commercial domains. He has designed and built network matrix switch control systems, online games, 3D simulation/visualization environments, Internet distributed computing platforms, P2P and Semantic Web-based systems. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary and currently lives in Fairfax, VA. He is the President of Bosatsu Consulting, Inc., a professional services company focused on web architecture, resource-oriented computing, the Semantic Web, advanced user interfaces, scalable systems, security consulting and other technologies of the late 20th and early 21st Centuries.
For Java Zone | November 22, 2008
Despite Java's support for multi-threading and concurrency constructs, developing applications that fare well on modern, multi-CPU hardware can be difficult. Alternate environments like NetKernel might be an easier path to harnessing extra processing elements.
For Semantic Web Zone | October 7, 2008
Most organizations have yet to fully realize the SOA vision through current technologies. Remedy this problem by mixing a web-based architecture with RDF and the SKOS metadata languages.
For Semantic Web Zone | August 27, 2008
Those looking for evidence of progress on the Semantic Web do not have to look far. Several major projects and companies are embracing the vision and technology stack like never before.
For Semantic Web Zone | July 22, 2008
The semantic web technology stack provides several technologies for describing terms and relating them. The Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) provides a simple way to represent concept schemas like thesauri, taxonomies, controlled vocabularies, and subject headers.
For Semantic Web Zone | February 8, 2008
Put GRDDL-enabled agents to the task of extracting valuable information from machine-processable metadata embedded in documents, courtesy of prevailing semantic web standards.
For Semantic Web Zone | November 8, 2007
As organizations move toward describing domains of interest outside of their software systems, they'll need to decide whether to define important terms and concepts on their own or reuse more general vocabularies. See how semantic web tools can help with either strategy.
For Semantic Web Zone | August 31, 2007
The semantic web is about machine-processable metadata. As you accumulate this information, where do you plan on putting it, and how do you plan on accessing it? Check out this open source solution.
For Semantic Web Zone | July 20, 2007
Have you ever wondered about the syntax of a web resource name? Take a look at the semantic web through one of its lowest-level specifications.
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