# Linernotes.com

### A design win for :BaseKB

Paul Houle

Creator of database animals and bayesian brains

November 21, 2013

People ask me all the time "What kind of applications can be built with :BaseKB?" Linernotes.com is a great example.

I met George London at a conference last year, just after I'd published the the original :BaseKB, and he'd told me that he'd successfully loaded :BaseKB Lite, which contains objects that . . .

# The Need For Speed

### Perfect alignment of strategy, process and tools

Paul Houle

Creator of database animals and bayesian brains

November 18, 2013

# The business case for speed

Image credit: lincolnblues

I talk about speed in two senses in this article: (1) the pace of software development, and (2) the speed of software as experienced. I do that, because in modern intelligent systems, quite a bit of data science goes into the end product, and the speed of the . . .

# Friends Don't Let Friends Use Eclipse

### IntelliJ Idea Improves Quality Of Life For Java Programmers

Paul Houle

Creator of database animals and bayesian brains

November 12, 2013

# The problem

Although it's still rare for management to get it, programmers know that programmers should get the latest and greatest hardware. The case is clear: at a lowball price of $70,000 a year, even a %1 speedup is worth$700 a year.

Developers, however, have a way of sticking with substandard software out of . . .

# :BaseKB Now Now Generally Available

### Automated Processing of RDF Data Now Easier than ever in the Cloud

Paul Houle

Creator of database animals and bayesian brains

October 24, 2013

After extended work, :BaseKB Now has been productized and is being produced on a regular weekly schedule.

:BaseKB Now is an extract of Freebase data processed by the Infovore framework. Like other large RDF data sets, Freebase contains ill-formed, invalid, and repetitive triples. :BaseKB Now divides Freebase into a stream . . .