Piggydb V6.18 – All/Any Switch for Tag Search and Related Fragments

This release adds yet another update to the search feature by adding an All/Any switch to the tag search:

tag-all-any

In the previous versions, searching by tags results in the fragments tagged with ‘all’ of the specified tags. From this version, you can switch between ‘all’ and ‘any’. ‘Any’ displays the fragments tagged with ‘any’ of the specified tags.

The ‘Any’ tag search produces another feature called “related fragments”. In the fragment page, the list view displays all the fragments tagged with any of the tags of the focused fragment:

related-fragments

You can download the latest version from: https://sourceforge.net/projects/piggydb/files/latest/download


Get Supporters Edition at CeBIT!

We decided to give all of CeBIT talk attendees free copies of the Piggydb Supporters Edition which provides premium features in addition to the standard features.

We hope you’ll come to Piggydb’s talk in Hanover next week!

http://www.cebit.de/event/grow-your-knowledge-with-piggydb-/VOR/57737

CeBIT-2014


Piggydb at CeBIT 2014 in Hanover

“Grow Your Knowledge with Piggydb” by Dmitri Popov
- 10 Mar. 2014, 01:00 PM – 01:45 PM
- http://www.cebit.de/event/grow-your-knowledge-with-piggydb-/VOR/57737

Don’t miss it if you will be at CeBIT! It’s a very rare opportunity to hear about Piggydb.

CeBIT-2014


Piggydb V6.17 – Incremental Search by Tag and MathJax Support

Firstly, this release extends the fragment incremental search to support tags in addition to keywords. You can add tags for the list to include or exclude the fragments with the specified tags as follows:

fragments-criteria

The list will be automatically refreshed as you edit the criteria (keywords, tags). This incremental search is going to replace the filter feature which will be removed in coming versions.

Secondly, the release adds MathJax support that allows you to embed mathematics notation by writing LaTeX expressions in the content:

mathjax1

mathjax2

And lastly, the global search box has been cleaned up a little bit, removing the redundant buttons.

global-search

You can download the latest version from: https://sourceforge.net/projects/piggydb/files/latest/download


Piggydb Use Case: Relationships(Links) for Quick Reference

Piggydb user David Shrader kindly shared his experience of using Piggydb for his study. He utilizes piggydb’s relationships(links) to allow him to quickly access basic information to learn via Fragment Quick View.

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I was in class training to earn my Oracle OCA certification, and I was having a lot of trouble studying for the 1z0-151. I had my notes in a notebook, and I found that if I read over the “key facts” I was reading a lot more than necessary about certain elements, and not enough about others. I passed my test, but only by 4 points.

Fast forward to studying for my 1z0-152, and I knew that I had to do something different to learn the material. In addition to staying up many late nights studying, I also began using piggydb to take notes and link pieces of knowledge together. The most beneficial thing for me was being able to create links (example syntax [fragment:99 BASIC INFO]) to knowledge fragments, allowing me to hover over the links to glance at information I already knew, and if I realized I didn’t understand something well enough I was able to open the link and read over the entire concept in depth. This may not sound very helpful, but for my learning style it was perfect. I was able to include charts and tables in the fragments for each key term, and I wasn’t forced to have them in the same (illogical) order as the books. I displayed storage charts from the largest to smallest element, etc. Then I was able to link the knowledge fragments together when they were related, which also helped cement the information in my mind.

So what was the final outcome you might ask? I scored a 93 on the 1z0-152. My instructor was shocked. Just for the sake of comparison, I scored a 64 on the first exam. That’s a 29% improvement thanks to piggydb, lol.

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Thanks, David!


Piggydb V6.16 – Fragment Quick View

Piggydb has provided you with ways to easily navigate through a knowledge-fragment network, for example, the tree and list views. This release adds another alternative to these navigation features: Fragment Quick View.

It allows you to move through a network, fragment by fragment, more lightly.

Mouse hovering over a link to a fragment for a second brings up a pop-up view for the fragment:

fragment-quick-view1

In the pop-up view, you can move to another fragment via links (the parents, children or links in the fragment content):

fragment-quick-view2

fragment-quick-view3

You can download the latest version from: https://sourceforge.net/projects/piggydb/files/latest/download


Piggydb V6.15 – Tag Icons for Each Type of Tags

This release changes the tag icons to have different colors according to the types of tags:

System Tag (starting with ‘#’ and used for management purposes):

tag-system

Plain Tag:

tag-plain

Tag Fragment:

tag-fragment

This update would be important more than you think, because tag-fragments are the most important parts of Piggydb database and the new version allows you to easily recognize your tag-fragments from the others.

tag-icon-colors

You can download the latest version from: https://sourceforge.net/projects/piggydb/files/latest/download


Piggydb V6.14 – Expand Sub-fragments After Reading Content

Have you ever encountered a situation that you had read a long fragment and subsequently wanted to read its sub-fragments, but it was quite frustrating to scroll back to the fragment header to click on the tree toggle button?

This version fixes this problem by adding a button at the bottom of the content:

button-to-expand-sub-fragments

Clicking on this button expands the sub-fragments like the tree toggle button does:

expanded-sub-fragments

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This version also adds support for non-ascii file names when you upload files as file fragments.

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You can download the latest release of Piggydb from: https://sourceforge.net/projects/piggydb/files/latest/download


Piggydb V6.13 – Tags Popup View

As mubed kindly pointed out, the tag palette is not very comfortable for browsing a large or deep tag tree. So in this version, I added a new pop-up view which allows you to browse a tag tree (and other types of view) more comfortably and intuitively.

Clicking on the tool button in the tag palette header opens the tags popup view:

tool-button-tags-view

This view also has a format switch: tree, cloud, flat:

tags-view-tree

tags-view-cloud

You can download the latest release of Piggydb from: https://sourceforge.net/projects/piggydb/files/latest/download


Piggydb V6.12 – Search by ID in Fragments View

This week I’ve made a quick update to the fragments view search.

Typing a fragment ID (number) starting with ‘#’ in the search box shows the fragment directly if it exists in the database.

search-by-id

In addition to the above, this release contains several minor improvements and a bug fix. For example, droppable elements are highlighted during dragging a draggable entity (ex. tag):

dragging

You can download the latest release of Piggydb from: https://sourceforge.net/projects/piggydb/files/latest/download


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