From a high Level Point of View, the Spoc-Web Application is a graphical User Interface to view and edit semantic Networks and tabular Data.
These are the Principles that guided us through the Spoc-Web Design. Knowing them will help You to grasp the Spirit of this Application.
You know Your Object via unique Names, but Spoc-Web uses unique integer IDs internally. It is often insightful to view these IDs, because they are also used to build Relations between the Tables.
By consistently using the same IDs across all Tables, Spoc-Web allows to add arbitrary Properties and Connections to tabular Data. Even more: different Aspects of the same Object can be stored in separate Tables to reduce Coupling and foster Reuse in Applications building on the Spoc-Web Infrastructure.
The semantic Web is built on unique URIs. URIs are close Cousins to the well-known Browser-URLs in Your Browser's Address Field. The current Page should have this URL: http://www.spoc-web.com/english/introduction/application/
Unlike URLs though, URIs are not expected to return something when entered into the Browser. Every Spoc-Web Object also has a unique URI consisting of the Namespace Prefix http://www.spoc-web.com/ and the unique Computer and Database IDs defined when registering Your License with us.
Spoc-Web automatically backs up the Database when it has been changed. To preserve Disk Space, these Backups are compressed and 'thinned'. That means, Backups of the recent Week are kept daily, while older Backups have longer gaps between them. The Backups of the recent Year will contain about 50 Entries.
As a Principle, Spoc-Web tries to keep its Data as open as possible. Part of this is to store Files and Attachments in the File System, where You can continue to process them with all other Tools You have. We do not try to lock You up into a closed System.
Any fine granular Data must be stored in a *.sdf Database File though, for Efficiency and SQL Support. Currently two Database Technologies are supported and You can use the many free and commercial Tools for them: