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Roger, I'm not sure you've covered Len's points (which could be option 5), although this may have been deliberate ?. That said, its not altogether clear (to me at least) what Len is advocating. On the one hand there is the suggestion that attempting to create and maintain a community vocabulary is folly and it is easier to allow each trading partner to define their own variant and worry about reconciling the differences as/when integration takes place. Whilst I have a lot of empathy with the idea that speed to market is often a more effective strategy that global interoperability, there are risks... and probably a bunch of up-stream costs that might not be apparent until you get there ? Len, is there any shared vocabulary in your proposal. If not, where do each of the participants start from, and how are shared semantics going to occur other than through a lot of an... (more)

Re: Identifying the subcommunity which generated an instancedo

I'm sorry - but what's the actual problem here? I agree that context is good to have, but I'm not sure that these examples even really demand it, so long as you write vaguely sane processing code. I recognize that there's lot of incredibly brittle code out there which can't cope with the difference between the instances, but that seems to me like a vastly bigger problem than something to address by adding a PI about subcommunities. Unless maybe it's a very subtle way of breaking that problem slowly to developers. Strange. Thanks, Simon St.Laurent Mostly retired XML codger http://simonstl.com/ Costello, Roger L. wrote: > Hi Folks, > > Last week we discussed approaches to creating a single XML vocabulary > that is used by diverse subcommunities[1]. > > The example we considered was a book community that is comprised of > three subcommunities: > > - book sellers > - bo... (more)

Blip.fm, The “Twitter for Music”, Gets Its Own API

When Fuzz launched a microblogging service for music aficionados called Blip.fm last May, no one in the company expected it to rise above the status of an experiment. But before long, Blip.fm’s traffic began to eclipse that of Fuzz’s main site, which provides an altogether different service for bands that want to cultivate their fan base. Fuzz’s attention has now turned primarily to Blip.fm as a result of its popularity, although it will continue to maintain its other service as well. Since May, its developers have added several distinguishing features, such as badges for members who accumulate a horde of followers. The idea behind these badges is to recognize the most popular DJs and identify them for new members. In the same vein, members can also give each other “props” points whenever they like the songs that others have shared. And now, like any serious microb... (more)

Re: Feasibility of "do all application coding in the XML langu

> > > yea, but a lot of people are using it like PHP rather than a > replacement for > > SQL on XML. It is the way XML DB vendors recommend you make webapps. > > Writers/editors (at least the ones I have been reading) seem to > think this > > is the way to go. It seems like a step backwards. > > Not sure I'd completely agree with that (of course I'm one of the > writer/editors that's been advocating this approach). If XQuery > +extensions was purely declarative, then the filter approach works > fine, but in point of fact one of the most significant changes > taking place in the XQuery space is the introduction of database > modifying code. Once that happens, then realistically you do have to > think about XQuery as being at a minimum part of a processing > pipeline and quite possibly the only part of that pipeline This > changes the dynamic for XQuery pretty drama... (more)

RE: Interesting (and useful) tidbits about the ID datatype

All pretty well-known problems, all caused by the desire of the XML designers to be bug-compatible with SGML. Michael Kay http://www.saxonica.com/ > -----Original Message----- > From: Costello, Roger L. [mailto:[email protected]] > Sent: 23 January 2009 16:11 > To: '[email protected]' > Subject: Interesting (and useful) tidbits about the > ID datatype > > > Hi Folks, > > 1. For every primitive datatype you can "fix" the value of > the element/attribute, e.g., > > > > The string element Greeting has a fixed (constant) value, > "Hello World" > > But .... there is one datatype that you can't fix: the ID > datatype. Thus, this is illegal: > > > > > 2. You can create an element with multiple attributes, each > with the same datatype, e.g., > > more)

Starting Out With ASP.NET

Now that I have been working in the Developer and Platform Tools marketing group at Microsoft for close to a year, I have decided that it’s probably a good idea for me to be technically proficient in our own technologies.  I have spent the better part of the last decade outside of the Microsoft stack.  Most recently, I have been hacking away with Python and learned high level Ruby and Ruby on Rails, as part of the development process for IMSafer. When you have been using dynamic typed languages, and MVC models for so long, the notion of jumping into ASP.net using C# is one that I looked on with trepidation.  Thus the birth of my N00b Notes.  Throughout this series of posts, I am going to start building apps using the Microsoft stack, and I am going to blog every step.  Quick note: it won’t be pretty. Ultimately I want to be building apps on the Azure Services Platform... (more)

Whiskey Media Quietly Growing, Innovating With Former CNET Team

Former CNET cofounder and CEO Shelby Bonnie founded Whiskey Media in 2007 as a platform to build media and entertainment content sites. The company, located in stunningly beautiful Sausalito, California (north of San Francisco) has no outside shareholders pestering them for a quick exit - the five cofounders, all former CNETers (Shelby Bonnie, Mike Tatum, Ethan Lance, Dave Snider and Andy McCurdy) have funded the company to date with less than $1.5 million. I recently had lunch with Bonnie to talk about how Whiskey Media is doing. It has quietly grown in the last year and a half, and the team is preparing to unveil a number of new sites this year. We first covered the company in October 2007 with the launch of Political Base. It was, and is, notable because it’s built as a “structured wiki” - freely editable by anyone, but the data isn’t just one big unstructured b... (more)

Re: live broadcast XML Prague

There will be an archive of all material made available after the conference. cheers, Jim On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 12:13 PM, Pete Cordell wrote: > Hi Jim, > > Is there any archive of this?  I saw the e-mail after Michael Kay's > presentation which would be interesting to see/hear. > > Thanks, > > Pete Cordell > Codalogic Ltd > Interface XML to C++ the easy way using XML C++ > data binding to convert XSD schemas to C++ classes. > Visit http://codalogic.com/lmx/ for more info > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jim Fuller" > To: > Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2009 9:29 AM > Subject: live broadcast XML Prague > > >> >> http://river-valley.tv/broadcasting/ >> >> -- >> cheers, Jim Fuller >> >> ------------------------- >> XML Prague >> March 21-22, 2009 >> http://www.xmlprague.cz >> >> Sponsored by Syntea software group a.... (more)

Why SOA Is a Good Fit for CRM Solutions

Oracle on Ulitzer Online commerce is no longer just for consumer products, but also for direct and indirect goods and services. As a result, new demands are placed on classic customer relationship management (CRM) applications. While most have successfully automated customer-facing interactions (such as order capture, configuration, pricing, and order query), they still rely on external systems to process subsequent steps (such as invoicing, fulfillment, and pick-pack-ship), which are completed in a back-office enterprise resource planning (ERP) application. This leads to disjointed business processes and multiple user interfaces, each executing well within the native application (CRM or ERP), and requiring the creation of point-to-point and proprietary integrations and cumbersome custom user interfaces that are difficult to extend and maintain. REGISTER FOR SOA W... (more)

How to Pick a Cloud Storage Gateway?

As defined in Wiki, A cloud storage gateway is a network appliance or server which resides at the customer premises and translates cloud storage APIs such as SOAP or REST to block-based storage protocols such as iSCSI or Fibre Channel or file-based interfaces such as NFS or CIFS. – wikipedia.org Cloud Storage Gateway or just Cloud Gateway is a new product category. The main benefit is that it can bring cloud storage on-premise to where you work. When it comes to pick a cloud storage gateway, there are several questions to ask before you buy one. (1) Which form is it in? The gateway may come in three different forms. Based on the different forms, there are different questions to ask. Pure software. For example, Gladinet CloudAFS or Nirvanix Cloud NAS are software,  with software installation packages. Support Windows or Linux? 32-bit or 64-bit? Can the software be inst... (more)

Adax ATCA Application Ready Platform chosen for Torres Network’s Mobile Data Offload Gateway

8 May 2012, Reading, UK - Adax (www.adax.com), an industry leader in high-performance packet-processing, security and network infrastructure, today announced that its Application Ready Platform has been chosen by Torres Networks (www.torresnetworks.com), an innovative Policy Control, Network Intelligence and Mobile Data Offload solutions provider, for its Mobile Data Offload Gateway. As mobile data traffic growth continues to rise exponentially, this product provides service providers with a highly scalable, cost saving solution to reduce the burden on the packet core. Adax have provided Torres with an Application Ready Platform consisting of Adax PacketRunner (APR) intelligent ATCA blades, PacketAMC boards and industry leading Ethernet switch technology in a range of cost-effective and energy efficient multi-slot ATCA systems. These integrated systems are high-per... (more)

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