Structuring the work.

 Last time was my first post of my first blog, and already I see I made two mistakes
  1. I should probably add, ojalá (or Insha'Allah which is surely where it comes from) if ever I say "...that's for tomorrow"
  2. Seems Jena is not the back-end.
For a while yet I still won't be able to give top priority attention to this blog due to a not-yet-closed contract.

As regards the role of Jena :
"The primary use of Jena is to help you write Java code that handles RDF and OWL documents and descriptions."  Ian Dickinson -- http://www.iandickinson.me.uk/articles/jena-eclipse-helloworld/

Well, you will see I'm pretty far along with that, but I can see I still have much to learn.

I've realized that the best way to structure this work is in three separate blogs, since the material here is going to be interesting to three probably unrelated groups.

This main one, Monetary Ontology Walkabout, will be brief; most of it will point to new items in the other two. It'll be for those who want to follow progress and jump in when I get to something that's important to them.

The second, Monetary Ontology Walkabout - Technicals will be very geeky, but I'll avoid too many buzzwords, and provide lots of tutorials as well as all the source code.  The idea is to offer something people can really use, so I mean to make it easily accessible.

Finally, Monetary Ontology Walkabout - Ontology Stuff, doesn't really exist yet.  This will be for money geeks -- those who want to actually work with monetary solutions but may prefer to have someone else deal with the Information Technology details.  It will tend heavily toward the ontology of money

Most of the work, for now, will be in the Technicals blog, since we are building the foundations on which the rest will reside.

Indeed, I just now posted a detailed setup guide there, with links to a series of tutorials, as Wiki pages, hosted on a wonderful service I've used for over two years with complete success, www.xp-dev.com

Please visit the main Wiki page, and the source code page.

Next steps?

We got to this point 'coz of all the RDF stuff in the Jena tutorial :
%JENAROOT%\doc\tutorial\index.html which leads to this kick-off course :

Apparently, I've done things a bit out of order. The Jena tutorials seem to push you to understand "A Semantic Web Framework" (which is their subtitle of course).  That isn't exactly what I want to do!  I'm more interested in the overall architecture.  I guess I need a map of the whole territory before getting to know the land around a single water hole.

In the next post we'll try get a map of the whole territory.

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