Announcing a new Meetup for The Online ColdFusion Meetup!

What“ColdFusion and Semantic Datastores – the *Other* NoSQL”, with Brian Panulla

Our 12pm (US ET) talk on Thursday Dec 16 will be “ColdFusion and Semantic Datastores – the *Other* NoSQL”, with Brian Panulla.

TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker)

The NoSQL phenomenon caused many of us to ask ourselves what we really want and need from our data models and persistence layer. The data storage options available to today’s developers each have their own design considerations and trade-offs. One of the quieter options, semantic data stores (also called triple stores or quad stores), provide an interesting hybrid of key-value and graph database features, while offering a data model based on a W3C recommendation (RDF) and a standardized query language (SPARQL) that will feel familiar to anyone experienced with unfashionable SQL.

This talk will cover the basics of data modeling with RDF and how to use the Jena Semantic Web Framework to add a semantic datastore to a ColdFusion Web application.

DURATION: Approx. 1 hour
Meeting will be recorded. URL will be posted after meeting at

SPEAKER: (provided by the speaker)

Brian Panulla is an independant software consultant based in Portland, Oregon. A full stack developer, Brian’s current projects include interactive data reporting tools and the services and data models that make them work. His clients span the higher education, automotive sales, and legal sectors. He can be found on Twitter as @bpanulla, often contributing to annoying hashtag memes. A Pennsylvania native, Brian relocated to the Pacific Northwest last year – largely for the diversity and quality of coffee and craft-brewed beer.

WHEN: Thurs. Dec 16, 12:00pm US ET (UTC/GMT-5)

What time is that for you? The following link shows what the time would be for you. Here’s another option that shows the time as US ET, and lets you choose your city from the list offered to see what time that is in your own timezone.

RECORDING: As always, the meeting will be recorded, and the recording URL will be posted after the meeting at

In addition to the streaming recording, we not also post downloadable recordings (FLV, MP3, and MP4) usually within a day after each meeting, also offered as a link from the recordings page.

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