Designing a Linked Data developer experience



A must read from Ruben Verborgh on the importance of creating a fun developer experience for front-end devs for the Semantic Web, and how to go about it.

I’m interested to hear people’s thoughts about this and Ruben’s chosen approach with LDflex as opposed to more traditional style JSON wrapping API:

In other words, by dumbing down Linked Data to a plain old JSON object, we loose the advantages and flexibility of Linked Data and inherit only drawbacks. This happens because JSON objects are trees, whereas Linked Data is a graph. So the pure object-oriented abstraction for Linked Data is broken by design.

LDflex looks like a good way to go. Does it, or an equivalent make sense for SAFE?