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Calipso: A CMS Built with Node.js and MongoDB

By   /  May 28, 2011  /  General, Technology, Web  /  No Comments

Move over Zotonic, there’s a new asynchronous, next-gen content management system in town.

Calipso is a CMS written in Node.js and using MongoDB as its database. According to the project website, Calipso doesn’t feature caching yet but can support ar…

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Neo4j.rb Brings the Open Source Graph Database Neo4j to JRuby

By   /  May 26, 2011  /  General, Technology, Web  /  No Comments

Neo4j.rb is a JRuby graph database based on Neo4j and Lucene.

This brings the power of Neo4j to Ruby developers, and the project website claims that Neo4j.rb integration with Rails is “seamless.” We covered Neo4j and other graph databases previously….

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Replicate MySQL to MongoDB with Tungsten Replicator

By   /  May 24, 2011  /  General, Technology, Web  /  No Comments

You can now replicate data from MySQL data to MongoDB using Tungsten Replicator, an open source data replication engine for MySQL. It’s sponsored by Continuent, makers of Tungsten Enterprise.

The new functionality was added by Continuent CTO Robert H…

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Add Feedback to Code with Chop

By   /  May 24, 2011  /  General, Technology, Web  /  No Comments

Chop is a new tool for adding quick comments to code. Here’s the pitch: “Giving quick, one-off feedback on code is a pain. Code review tools are complex, expensive, and hard to use. Often we just want to share a quick contextual note with someone who …

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Picky: A Semantic Search Tool Built in Ruby

By   /  May 20, 2011  /  General, Technology, Web  /  No Comments

Here’s another semantic search tool for Web application developers: Picky, a “a semantic text search engine for categorized data, such as varchar fields from a database.” It’s written in Ruby and you can grab the source here.

The developer, Florian H…

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TermKit: A Graphical Replacement for Terminal

By   /  May 19, 2011  /  General, Technology, Web  /  No Comments

Steven Wittens got sick of staring at terminal screens from the 80s, and decided to do something about it. He built TermKit, a graphic replacement for terminal, using WebKit. But Wittens isn’t trying to build a GUI. TermKit is still a command line sys…

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Build Semantic Web Search Tools with Sindice’s SIREn

By   /  May 17, 2011  /  General, Technology, Web  /  No Comments

This week the Semantic Web company Sindice released SIREn, a new semantic search plugin for Apache Lucene built on top of Apache Solr.

“While Lucene has long offered these capabilities, its native capabilities are not intended for large semi-structur…

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Mono’s Not Dead Yet: New Startup Will Offer Support, Further Development

By   /  May 17, 2011  /  General, Technology, Web  /  No Comments

Earlier this month Attachmate laid off the developers working on Mono, an open source implementation of Microsoft .NET sponsored by Novell. Attachmate acquired Novell last year.

Today Mono creator Miguel de Icaza announced the formation of a new star…

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Generate Files and Directories from Templates on Github with giter8

By   /  May 14, 2011  /  General, Technology, Web  /  No Comments

giter8 is “a command line tool to generate files and directories from templates published on github.” Its written in Scala on top of the Simple Build Tool, but you don’t need to be a Scala hacker to use it.

You can find a list of existing templates h…

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3 Open Source Tools for Auto-Generating Tags for Content

By   /  May 14, 2011  /  General, Technology, Web  /  No Comments

Calais, a project sponsored by Reuters offers a few handy plugins that enable you to use its API to auto-tag all the posts in your blog (see our coverage). It goes through your content, extracts the relevant keywords, and adds those as tags in your CM…

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