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  • Using contextual clues provided by the user, Swirrl builds up a picture of your data and it’s structure behind the scenes, allowing some powerful searching and analysis. So, it’s it easy for the user to add semantic information to their data in the context of their normal work, with no need for any manual entry of semantic mark-up.

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  • Spree also provides a highly sophisticated inventory model. Inventory is tracked at the variant level and a flexible system for handling backorders is also provided. Users with simple inventory needs will not have to concern themselves with the more complex features. Advanced users will be able to track units of inventory on a per record basis which allows for the physical tracking of each unit of inventory as it moves through the order fulfillment process.
  • Available in PDF form, the cards summarize the most important data types, function calls, and command line tools for each service. Cards are now available for AAWS, DevPay, EC2, FWS, Mechanical Turk, and SQS, with more to follow before too long.
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  • Ruby/DBI is not an ORM, like ActiveRecord or DataMapper. It is a lightweight, centralized API to database manipulation.
    (tags: ruby database)
  • "Ten Thousand Cents" is a digital artwork that creates a representation of a $100 bill. Using a custom drawing tool, thousands of individuals working in isolation from one another painted a tiny part of the bill without knowledge of the overall task. Workers were paid one cent each via Amazon's Mechanical Turk distributed labor tool.

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