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Learning Sparql by Bob DuCharme
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The good thing about this book is that you can dive into the Sparql technology even without any prior training in RDF or other Semantic Web technologies. It is well suitable for readers who've stuck to the relational database storage paradigm and it opens up a new world of possibilities beyond object-relational mapping. The Sparql language looks a bit like a blend of SQL and Prolog, and the RDF triple store concept that is underlying Sparql is elaborated in a brief and concise way. Familiarity with the namespace concept of XML is helpful.
The cookbook chapter in the end could work as a reference section, but most of the solutions presented here are a little trivial. I would have preferred an outlook chapter or something more sophisticated in the end of the book. But overall: A good entry point into Sparql as well as RDF.
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May 5, 2018 – Started Reading
May 5, 2018 – Shelved
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July 17, 2018 – Finished Reading

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