just some fun links I gathered this week:
- I hadn’t realised that OpenSpending.nl supports cross-budget comparison with per-capita/area/employee-normalisation. It’s worth a look (they are lucky in that they receive all municipal budgets classified the same way). They shared the code with me, and I think they’re doing a lot of related work, e.g. to the SPD.
- I wrote up the state of SpenDB.
- Stiivi’s cubes is about to see it’s 1.1 release, which cleans up the codebase. I’ve started a bit of work on an angular client library which could tie the cubes API to pivot tables and graphs (e.g. nvd3). Since this is entirely independent of SpenDB, I wonder whether this might be a good point for future collaborations. Running a cubes API endpoint on OSDP should be possible given the recent enhancements of the spec.
- While they are a bit late to OpenSpending’s decision, I found these two pieces by Martin Fowler about micro-services architectures quite interesting: Monolith First, Microservice Premium.