dedomenon

Notifications are now available!

A notification feature has been added to MyOwnDB, which currently lets you subscribe to new entry creations. Subscribing is very easy: go the the listing of the entries, and at the top you'll see a button labeled "Update Subscriptions" which will display the available subscriptions and their status. Currently, the only subscription proposed is for the creation of new entries, but the framework is very flexible and new notifications can be easily added.

CSV import and API: 2 news features!

Two new features have been rolled out, both having to do with getting data in and out of MyOwnDB. We're very excited about this! It is now possible to import data from a CSV file through a very simple procedure:
  1. upload your CSV file
  2. link columns in the CSV file to fields in your database table
  3. get an overview of the import: number of rows imported and number of rows rejected
Rows can be rejected due to data validation exceptions, for example:
  • trying to import text in an integer field
  • trying to import an invalid email add

Slides from FOSDEM talk

Here are the slides of the talk I gave in the Ruby devroom at FOSDEM 2009. As usual, FOSDEM was a great place to meet fellow developers. It was was first talk there, and I enjoyed it a lot!

Talking at FOSDEM

I'll have the opportunity to give a talk about Dedomenon, MyOwnDB's engine, at FOSDEM on sunday at 11:15. This will be about the inner workings of Dedomenon and will be technical.

Loud Thinking

I'm not lazy at writing neither I'm bad. But I do not have my personal blog! Because I wont be updating it much! Developing a REST API on top of MyOwnDB was our prime decision to make it integrate able to a number of products/services. And that way, we want to be the memory of Web 2.0! We've been working with the REST API for sometime now and it was a leap from a concept to its application to MyOwnDB within the Rails framework. We had to make many interesting design decisions and for that, I explored top ten REST API's available including Twiter, Google, Flicker and many more.

Slides of T-Dose talk

The talk at T-Dose when well, and gave an interesting discussion about the possible use of Mysql to power a Dedomenon installation, which came down to the need of an equivalent of tablefunc module with its crosstab function for mysql to make it happen. Here are the slides, in pdf format.

MyOwnDB at T-Dose

On saturday 25 october, Raphaël will give a talk on Dedomenon, the engine powering MyOwnDB.com, at T-Dose. T-Dose being a event focused on open source technologies, the talk will focus on Dedomenon, our engine available under the AGPLv3 license at dedomenon.org.
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