It's high time for another Community Update post. There's been lots going on, never mind this thing called MarkLogic World last month, that created some distraction for us. (And the longer it takes me to get this post out, the longer the list keeps getting!)
No Foolin', April Was Fun!
Before I get to the update, I have to reminisce a bit about MarkLogic World.
By employing advanced ethographic techniques (OK, mostly I just listened to people), I've come to the scientific conclusion that the geeks in attendance were most interested in the sneak peeks of the Semantic Awesome-sauce and Operational Goodcakes(DMC TM) coming in MarkLogic 7.
As the curator of the Lightning Talk room, I also can't keep from bragging that I got to plan our snacks:
There were some diversions as well that including poking fun at our competition: the outmoded, boxy red one and the green build-it-yourself, falls-off-the-track kit-car. The odds-on money in Vegas was on car #7 :)
OK, back on point. Since our last update, we got
- The innaugural Los Angeles XML Meetup was held earlier this month. The next meeting is in the planning stages and will be hosted by the kind folks at Warner Brothers.
- The launch date for the Benelux MarkLogic User Group has been set to Tuesday, June 25th at 6PM.
- Nick Raphael and I are looking to organize the next Boston area meetup. If you're interested, give me a holler.
- Mike Fagan is stepping down as the Denver area group leader. If you're interested in stepping up, let us know.
Blogs Rolling On
- Avalon Consulting's Kurt Cagle wrote up Semantics + Search : MarkLogic 7 Gets RDF.
- Ryan Dew continued since our last update, putting out more than 10 posts. I encourage you to catch up on his blog, if you haven't.
- Dave Erickson published
- David Cassel has written up
- Adam Fowler has become a blog posting machine and I will cover some of his work in more detail soon, but just to get a sense, if you haven't read him, you should check out
- His Semantics experiments with MarkLogic 7 Early Access and
- Gary Russo also wrote up an interesting post on MarkLogic an Open Government that stems from this Clay Shirky TED Talk, about how Government could/should/will use something like the social coding site, Github, for working on legislation.
- David Lee released the first version of his mongo2marklogic converter. He has also made several updates to his xmlsh tool.
- Michael Blakeley has made updates to his Rebalancer.
- Rob Whitby has been rewriting xray to use annotations.
- Mike Wooldridge gave a talk (slides) and made a few updates to MLPHP.
- Roxy now plays nicely with the MarkLogic REST API and Roxy 1.3 has been promoted to master.
As always, I'm far from perfect - please let me know if there's a project or blog post or something else of community interest that I've missed!