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The Carbon LDP Story

Recently, we released Carbon LDP version 5. New support for enterprise-class databases and clustering, among other features, make this our most significant release to date. At this milestone, I thought I would share the story of how and why we created the platform. Many may be unaware that we’ve spent the last five years in research and development and that the concept was born eight years before that. It’s something I’ve been involved with for thirteen years now and it’s part of the reason why I left IBM to help establish our company, Base22.

Originally, I didn’t set out to build a Semantic Web system. It was a year before the term Linked Data had been coined by Tim Berners-Lee and nine years before the Linked Data Platform (LDP) became a W3C standard. I just wanted to build something that would improve our software and solve common software development problems. As it turned out, Linked Data was the answer, but it was not the original goal.

The Carbon LDP Story

Version 5 is alive!

After months of hard work, we are excited to release Carbon LDP version 5! New support for enterprise-class databases and clustering, among other features, make this our most significant release to date and the first to be relevant for companies of all sizes.

Carbon LDP version 5

The advantages of Resource Description Framework - RDF

When reading about Linked Data and the Semantic Web you might not realize that one of the main objectives these standards aim for is improving the value of data. A way of achieving this is making data readable to computers. Now, how is this accomplished within the world of Linked Data?

Expediting your web development with Carbon LDP

With web development, developers face a lot of difficulties when they have to provide a full-stack solution to a client. Reducing these complexities should be a top line priority for everyone involved. Let’s look at one way to simplify development.

A great backend for your next Angular app

What makes Carbon LDP a good fit for Angular applications?

Let’s start with the initial pain you always face when building a new data-centric web app - the plumbing. You’ve got a lot of gritty work to do before you can have some real fun with the sexy front-end.

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