Hello and welcome to another edition of This Week in Solid!
Solid is a set of open specifications, built on existing open standards, that describes how to build applications in such a way that users can conveniently switch between data storage providers and application providers and take the data generated along.
This is a weekly summary of Solid progress.
Want something mentioned? Contact the Solid Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. This Week in Solid is openly developed on GitHub. If you find any errors in this week’s issue please submit a pull request.
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Every Thursday there is an hour-long public call where newcomers can introduce themselves, anyone can ask general questions about Solid, and we recap the weeks’ works on Solid.
Tune in at this line:
- on the 2nd January 2020 at 16:00.
- on the 9th January 2020 at 10:00.
- on the 16th January 2020 at 16:00.
- on the 23rd January 2020 at 10:00.
- (and so on, alternating at 10:00 CET and 16:00 CET, unless otherwise noted here)
There have been a few new articles about Solid:
- Jon Henshaw published an article about the work Angelo Veltens has been doing. Read more here.
- Travis Vachon has published a series of articles about the Solid app prototyping he has been working on. Read a solid foundation for a new web, solid at ground level and writing the web with solid
There have been several more Solid Events:
There have been several talks on Solid around the world:
There are a few upcoming events where you can learn more and meet others working on Solid:
Have you seen any articles or talks about Solid this week? If you’ve seen any talks, articles, or written blog posts about Solid please do send them over for next week.
The landing page has been redesigned, and most other pages have received a small touch-up. Additionally, most content has undergone editing to ensure the information is relevant and free of typos. All in all, the starting point for all things Solid should be more pleasant to use now.
- Mark Hughes is working on showing how to use various RDF libs with Sveltejs and has rdflib.js and graphy working
- Jeff Zucker, Alain Bourgeois, and Otto_AA released version 1.0.0 of Solid-File-Client, a library of methods to manage Solid files and folders that now has the ability to copy and move entire folder trees from one pod to another or back and forth between a pod and a local file system. It supports both text and binary files and works in either a browser or node/console context. Also new in this version is extensive support for linked resources (.acl and .meta files). Read the release announcement.
- Jeff Zucker also released a major new version of Solid-Shell, a tool for handling Solid files and folders from the command-line, in an interactive shell, and using batch-processing. You can automate and test tasks with robust error logging options. Solid Shell is built on top of Solid-File-Client and is therefore able to handle uploading, downloading, copying, moving, linked resources (.acl,.meta) and other Solid-specific features. Read the release announcement.
- Angelo Veltens published Molid, a mock server
- Matthias Evering has upgraded solidweb.org, an experimental server, to 5.2.3
If you have any new apps, Pods, or identity providers, or there are updates to existing Solid implementations, make sure to add them to the list so they get included in next week’s edition. Here are a few updates on implementations of Solid:
- Social app
- Darcy Ibex got made in a hackathon. Darcy Ibex is a prototype social media stream based entirely on Solid
- Pod Homepage, a potential homepage for your Solid Pod (Live Example).
- Solidarity is the start of a new chat forum project based on LongChat and inbox
- Golf Course Assistant is an app where golfers can track their score on the course. Built with the solid-react SDK.
- Portal is a competely new data browser that allows you to explore your personal data in SoLiD Pod.Concept (GitHub) is an embarrassingly simple clone of notion.so built on Solid. Currently very much in alpha.