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Archive for February, 2008

Summer School CDDIP 2008, Struer, Denmark – Selected!

I was selected for all paid trip Struer (Denmark) representing University of Minho – Portugal in the Summer School CDDIP 2008 Erasmus IP program. As far as I know at least five lucky Portuguese students will attend.

But what is CDDIP? CDDIP stands for Conceptual Design and Development of Innovative Products and the goal is to facilitate better interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary collaboration for BSc and MSc students with different technical backgrounds.

If you are from another country and you are also going you can leave me a comment. See you there!


links for 2008-02-27

METS Standard with IBM DB2 Express C using XForms as user-interface and Ruby on Rails as a Rest Web-services


Well, here is the long promised screen-cast. The amount of topics covered is simply huge. To get you ready for the screen-cast I prepared some other more introductory screen-cast as well as some articles on these subjects. I’m sorry that I don’t have the time to document the REST, but I really advice to invest some time learning it as it’s a very pragmatic way of delivering high quality web services.

I strongly advice you to download this screen-cast from rapidshare as both Youtube and Google Videos quality is really awful. You can download it from here.

This work was really fun to do. So I hope to have the opportunity to develop it further and manage nested rest routes like /mets/1/agents to return the agents of the first submission information package (sip) using some cool DB2 pureXML features. I really feel that with a good plugin to help users take full advantage of DB2 pureXML features and a little of imagination this web-service could be of some use.

I also expect to complete the xforms model as it is not indexing a fileptr to each category when such is selected. I hope to implement this soon enough.

Here are the associated resources I developed:

And here are the other two screencasts I produced to introduce you to XForms and METS:

I also advice you to take a look at this articles. All of them where very helpful to my work.

links for 2008-02-25

links for 2008-02-24

Problema resolvido: NetworkContacto, As candidaturas estão abertas

Como viram andava aborrecido com o facto de não me conseguir candidatar ao programa. Bem parece que o problema está resolvido.

Para quem não sabe o NetworkContacto é um programa de estágios internacionais financiados dentro da comunidade europeia. Existem programas parecidos para, por exemplo, fazer estágio no Japão (Vulcanus in Japan).

Boas candidaturas e viagens :)