Changes since version 2.5

  • Backend framework updated to Spring Boot (
  • Frontend framework updated to Foundation 5 (
  • Service can now be fully configured and reset from the UI
  • Pause, resume, cancel, delete controls have been added to jobs
  • Added basic authentication and HTTPS proxy support
  • Added configurable “fixed” ECC client UUIDs for all SAD clients
  • Log4j logging framework updated to Logback for both the service and plugins
  • Supports ECC API v2.1

Changes since version 2.0-beta

  • Takes full advantage of ECC API 2.0
  • Adds new ECC metrics to both SAD Service and all Plugins
  • Adds new Hot tweets plugin (deployment release only)
  • Exposes data behind job executions
  • Adds Vagrant script for painless deployment
  • Adds stability improvements

Changes since version 1.6

  • Underlying database changed from PostgreSQL to Mongo
  • SAD plugins integrated with ECC
  • Database access for SAD plugins

Changes since version 1.5

  • Default plugins completely rewritten from scratch:
  • Twitter searcher plugin - fetches tweets containing keywords or hashtags.
  • Facebook collector plugin - collects posts from Facebook pages.
  • Basic stats plugin - produces basic statistics on social networks data collected by the Twitter and Facebook plugins.
  • Twitter and Facebook plugin using EXPERIMEDIA Social Integrator to connect to Social Networks.
  • All default plugins written using developer-friendly Plugin Helper class that simplifies common plugin tasks:
  • Retrieval of arguments, input, requested outputs.
  • Storage and retrieval of job metadata.
  • Saving data into database.
  • All default plugins come with HTML/CSS/JS visualisation view of output data.
  • SAD java packages have been renamed from eu.experimedia.itinnovation* to*.
  • License for SAD core has been changed from EXPERIMEDIA project license to GNU LESSER GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE, Version 2.1.
  • Default plugin licenses have been change from EXPERIMEDIA project license to Apache Software License, Version 2.0.
  • Enhanced plugin configuration to include detailed information about input data and output data types.
  • Default plugin logging has been switched to log4j.
  • Individual plugin executions saved into log files.
  • Significantly improved documentation.