Public: Technology Reviews : DabbleDB
This page last changed on Apr 02, 2008 by stepheneb.
Dabble Db combines features of both spreadsheets and databases in a very interesting way. Digg is a very popular site where large numbers of users post links to, descriptions, and associated tags of news and content they find interesting over the web. Submissio0n get rated higher as more people "digg" them (rate them highly). The top-rated submissions are all available as feeds. This is a classic Web 2.0 site where the value is produced by a community of users. For today just think of it a source of large dynamically generated data sets.
There are two very interesting things going on there to me: 1) the manipulation and analysis of information in a different public feeds to answer interesting questions the group making the feeds available didn't think of; 2) the elegant and powerful design and UI implementation of DabbleDB for exploring data – I haven't seen another application which makes data exploration and relational modeling so easy – and I was amazed that this all ran in the browser.
I'd like to see a similar tool for both scientific and pedagogic data that includes some of what DabbleDb does, some of what TableTop does, and a bunch of what CCGraph does and can do.
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