Friday, December 8th, 2006

Exhibit: Structured Data Publishing Framework

Category: Showcase, Toolkit

We have posted about the SIMILE project in the past, discussing their timeline project and more.

Exhibit is a new project that lets you build rich sorting and filtering data applications in a simple way.

Exhibit is a lightweight structured data publishing framework that lets you create web pages with support for sorting, filtering, and rich visualizations by writing only HTML and optionally some CSS and Javascript code.

It’s like Google Maps and Timeline, but for structured data normally published through database-backed web sites. Exhibit essentially removes the need for a database or a server side web application. Its Javascript-based engine makes it easy for everyone who has a little bit of knowledge of HTML and small data sets to share them with the world and let people easily interact with them.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:07 am

3.8 rating from 32 votes


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those wacky mit students. they love inventing and tackling the big problems. why would anybody put a database in json files?

Comment by Ivan — December 8, 2006

This is probably one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while. If you set up a web application to output JSON data, you could make this into an interface for the results you return from various queries and such… could be fun.

Comment by Adam Sanderson — December 8, 2006

If you don’t see the value of this, you are a fool.

Comment by Kyler — December 8, 2006

Outstanding work! There is a lot of use for something like this and timeline.

Comment by Raj — December 8, 2006

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