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What is a “Smart City”?

It’s a fair question, but a hard one to answer. Many larger municipalities have embraced the “smart city” concept in recent years, but definitions of the term — and examples of the ways technology is being used to make cities “smart” — run the gamut. Mayors and city CIOs usually […]

APIs and Linked Data: A match made in Heaven

Due to the proliferation of available public sector data sources and initiatives, the interlinking and combination of such datasets has become a topic of major interest within SME information managers. While more agile options for data integration are being requested, conventional methods of data integration are not feasible for use […]

APIs with Python, Flask, Firebase and Pubnub

Yesterday I wanted to build a quick prototype that would scale for some hundreds of users. I needed realtime notifications, scalable backend, geofencing queries and something easy ti build the REST interface that I had describe in RAML. You may have several opinions on that matter, but ninety percent of the times […]