JavaScript for Cats

We all know the internet was invented for the sole purpose of sharing funny images and videos of cats, right? So it’s about time our furry friends (and perhaps their humans, too) learn a little bit about coding. JavaScript for Cats introduces the basic concepts of JavaScript with some simple examples and good explanations. And cat jokes, of course.

It’s easy to code along to the tutorial, as it simply use the Google Chrome browser’s JavaScript console. The site is in its early stages and currently contains only the very basics of JS, but it looks very promising, and there are a few links to other great JS resources at the bottom.

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The Semantic Web Layer Cake

I just came across this 3-dimensional representation of the Semantic Web Layer Stack – or cake-  handcrafted by Benjamin Nowack. The author also links to Jim Hendler’s talk on the Semantic Web Layercake (from 2009), possible the world’s first Semantic Web talk completely in rhyme. Jim’s talk gives a good overview of the evolution of the Semantic Web and how an incredible number of icing, sprinkles and candles was added to the layercake over the years.

semantic_web_technology_stack

The complexity of the stack – both the ‘simplified’ version and the more elaborate one in Jim’s talk – makes me wonder how usable the Semantic Web approach really is. Will there be a point where the technologies converge, some die, others emerge as winners? Or will we live happily with a big messy cake that’s got a little something for everyone?

(via http://mikeleganaaranguren.wordpress.com/2011/03/11/semantic-web-layer-cake-3d/)