New developerWorks article: Toward a Basic Profile for Linked Data

developerWorks has published an article by Steve Speicher and Martin Nally that proposes a Basic Profile (in other words, a specification that defines specifications components from other specifications along with clarification and patterns) for Linked Data.

From their conclusion:

We believe that getting to a simple Basic Profile will enable broader adoption of Linked Data principles for application integration. Additional development of some of the concepts will be necessary to complete such a profile. The intention of this article is to initiate the much-needed development of specifications that will fill this gap.

Some of the lessons in this article came from developing the OSLC Core specification.

RDF, REST, and XML resources

This is an in-depth article that discusses many elements of RDF, REST services, and Linked Data. If you need a primer or on any of these, you might want to take a look at these other developerWorks articles: