|RapidMiner, Marketplace, Extensions||30 May 2011|
|Rapid-I Marketplace Launched by Simon Fischer||
Over the years, many of you have been developing new RapidMiner Extensions dedicated to a broad set of topics. Whereas these extensions are easy to install in RapidMiner - just download and place them in the plugins folder - the hard part is to find them in the vastness that is the Internet. Extensions made by ourselves at Rapid-I, on the other hand, are distributed by the update server making them searchable and installable directly inside RapidMiner.
We thought that this was a bit unfair, so we decieded to open up the update server to the public, and not only this, we even gave it a new look and name. The Rapid-I Marketplace is available in beta mode at http://rapidupdate.de:8180/ . You can use the Web interface to browse, comment, and rate the extensions, and you can use the update functionality in RapidMiner by going to the preferences and entering http://rapidupdate.de:8180/UpdateServer/ as the update server URL. (Once the beta test is complete, we will change the port back to 80 so we won't have any firewall problems.)
As an Extension developer, just register with the Marketplace and drop me an email (fischer at rapid-i dot com) so I can give you permissions to upload your own extension. Upload is simple provided you use the standard RapidMiner Extension build process and will boost visibility of your extension.
Looking forward to see many new extensions there soon!