NetworkedPlanet today announces the release of latest version of the TMCore topic map engine. TMCore is the premiere toolkit for developers on .NET looking to harness the full power of Topic Maps in their applications. Built from the ground-up using .NET technologies, TMCore provides a flexible set of APIs and builds on the robustness, scalability, performance of Microsoft’s SQL Server.
One of the most common scenarios for Topic Maps is to use them as the primary paradigm for organising, classifying and finding content in a content management system. The basic strategy involved in these integrations is to create topics for each content item in the CMS and then associate the content topics to other topics in the the topic map. We call this process ‘content item proxification and classification’. This builds up a nice graph that can then be exploited in search and navigation controls either within the CMS or as part of some other publishing process.
A new hotfix package is available for version 3.1 of the TMCore SharePoint Module. This package addresses a number of bugs and performance issues. The full change list can be found below.
We have just refreshed Subj3ct.com with Beta 2. We have tried to incorporate the feedback we have had as well as adding some things we think are useful. The highlights are:
Related Topic Name and Related Topic Link Fields are custom fields which you may want to add to the site columns collection programmatically. However SharePoint sometimes returns exceptions when trying to use SPFieldCollection.CreateNewField(), the code below shows how to use an feature receiver to create the custom fields programmatically and add them to the site columns.