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One of the more popular methods of dealing with not just with the explosion of devices but the growing challenge of dealing with growth of compute devices under management in general is virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). While VDI has been overshadowed of late by newer and shinier TLAs like SDN and IoT, it remains nonetheless a critical component of most organizations growth strategy. As the technology behind VDI has matured, many organizations have begun to reconsider their initial, early decisions to go with one technology over another. That's natural, as it often takes time after adopting early technologies to really understand the long term costs (TCO) and ability of that technology to scale along with the business. It's also natural because at some point, all solutions end up in the "end of life" category, which means no more vendor support. That's true of ... (more)

RE: XML Schema: "Best used with the ______ tool"

> Wonderful answer for those who don't have any performance > concerns and are more comfortable working in XML than in data > structures. The web services world, however, is generally > quite concerned about both performance and ease of use for > programmers, and because of these issues data binding is used > for the vast majority of web services. I don't agree: on both ease-of-use and performance I would go for XSLT or XQuery in preference to lower-level languages every time. If you're receiving lexical XML from a web service, the time taken to process it in XSLT or XQuery is usually less than the time taken to parse and validate it. I would take a lot of convincing that a data binding approach is likely to be faster, given the cost of marshalling and unmarshalling the data. And on ease of use, I've seen programmers struggling with regenerating all their Java clas... (more)

RE: What makes a data component good forstandardizing?

Roger, your example is weak. If the name is not useful outside its context, then neither is the address. Is it a shipping address? Home address? Birth place? Current residence? Future residence? For sale? For rent? Target? Party house? Yes, you can put it in your contact list, but you can do that with the name as well, and with just about as much value. If I understand him, I agree with Len, what is or isn't worth standardizing is negotiated with at least a surrogate for the anticipated but as yet unknown user. Who buys after-market motorcycle parts? You might not yet know the person, but you know the role they play in the transaction you build into your system based on the established market dynamics that you've studied carefully and documented fully for your SBA loan approval. That's the context you use to decide what to standardize. Without that, you don't even h... (more)

[ANN] XMLmind XSL-FO Converter 4.3 released

XMLmind is happy to announce the version 4.3 of XSL-FO Converter. ______________________________________________ v4.3.0 (January 20, 2009): Highlights: * New, affordable, Desktop Edition, which unlike the other editions which target the developer, is aimed at the end user. * Lower prices in case of purchase renewal. More liberal Developer License. * New, nicer and more powerful, XMLmind XSL Utility. _______________________________________________ XMLmind XSL-FO Converter is an XSL-FO processor similar to Apache FOP, RenderX XEP or Antenna House XSL Formatter. Unlike the aforementioned processors which all renders XSL-FO as PDF and PostScript, XMLmind XSL-FO Converter converts XSL-FO v1.0 to the following formats: * RTF (can be opened in Word 2000+), * WordprocessingML (can be opened in Word 2003+), * Office Open XML (.docx, can be opened in Word 2007+), * OpenOffi... (more)

Re: Syntax versus Semantics (was: "vocabulary constraint

[email protected] wrote: > Is it 1998 again? > > http://mailman.ic.ac.uk/pipermail/xml-dev/1998-June/004487.html Hmm, perhaps its 1953-1956? http://www.chomsky.info/articles/195309--.pdf http://www.chomsky.info/articles/195503--.pdf And, do not forget pragmatics. http://www.trinity.edu/cbrown/language/distinctions.html > > > Computers only operate using symbols, therefore documents only contain > "syntax". The "semantics" is the metamodel behind the surface syntax, and > the alogrithms. > > So if you did want a definition of semantics, you might use the idea of > syntax and algorithms that applies to domain-specific metamodels rather > than semantics and syntax that applies either immediate "surface" syntax > (e.g. XPaths) or to generic metamodels (e.g. XSD components.) > > Cheers > Rick Jelliffe > > __________________________________________________________________... (more)

New Zend Framework 1.8 Delivers RAD for PHP

Zend Technologies, Inc., the PHP Company, announced today a new version 1.8 release of Zend Framework. The project is an open, collaborative web application framework for PHP development and deployment that includes contributions from the open source community and Zend partners. Rapid application development (RAD) is now possible with Zend Framework 1.8’s automated and customizable creation of PHP-based web applications. This feature lets users create their own standards and processes for specific business needs when creating Zend Framework-based applications. Cloud programming support for Amazon’s infrastructure is now also a part of Zend Framework, with both S3 (simple storage service) and EC2 (elastic compute cloud) components to help users quickly build web applications to both store and serve data, and to manage application instances in the Amazon cloud. Cloud... (more)

Putting intelligence into dialler campaigns

Complying with the latest regulatory guidelines whilst striving to achieve targets on outbound campaigns is often a tough challenge for contact centres. Rostrvm Solutions, leading provider of contact centre software applications, says that using intelligence from inbound communications can not only aid compliance but also achieve a significant increase in outbound contact success. Predictive diallers and other automated dialling systems are used by many call centres to improve customer contact performance because they introduce technology, process and structure to outbound calling activities. Used without control however, they risk falling foul of regulatory guidelines from bodies like Ofcom - and annoying, rather than engaging, customers. Ken Reid from Rostrvm suggests, "It makes sense that if you're contacting an existing customer you should check first to see wha... (more)

51Degrees.mobi introduces simple mobile device detection for PHP developers

Reading, UK and Bangalore, India: 4th May 2012 51Degrees.mobi, the leading provider of device detection and web optimisation solutions, has expanded its portfolio to include PHP. The PHP scripting language is powerful and flexible, making it a popular choice for web site developers. Around a third of all websites currently use PHP. This means even more developers and site owners can now discover whether the visiting device is a tablet, whether it's a smart phone, what the screen size is - and they can then adjust the online content accordingly. Unlike other device detection solutions, 51Degrees.mobi does not require cloud services or external plug-ins and is free for commercial use. There are just four straightforward implementation steps: Download the file, which is available as a free beta via http://51Degrees.mobi/php or by searching sourceforge.net or github.com fo... (more)

Santa Claus is Coming to Oakland

The Oakland Fire Department will be shuttling Santa around this weekend.  According to Oakland Fire Chief Robert Knapp, "In addition to being a drop off point for the Oakland Police Departments PBA Toy Drive we will also be a drop off point for the Oakland Woman's Club Food Drive @ each stop. The toys and food that we collect will be distributed to Oakland residents in need. Your support for either cause would be greatly appreciated." Below is the schedule of stops for this Saturday and Sunday.  Keep in mind these times are approximate. Saturday, Dec. 22 10:40 a.m. Stone Fence Rd. & Martha Pl.11 a.m. Grove St. & Nielsen Ave.11:20 a.m. Ryerson St. & Spear St.11:40 a.m. Dogwood Dr. & Dogwood Hill SchoolNoon - Walton St. & McNomee St.12:20 p.m. Sheffield St. & Hopper St.12:40 p.m. Academy Circle & Walton St.1 p.m. Aspen Way1:20 p.m. Grandview Ave. & Jerome Ave.1:40 p.m. ... (more)

A wave of new features

During June, we have released a wave of new features to our users. Here’s a quick summary: Improved add server wizard: Our new add server wizard is always available on the right-hand side of your management console, and makes it simple to add new servers or drives using our pre-installed system images, ready to self-install or with custom configurations. Pre-installed Windows servers. We now offer pre-installed system images for Windows Web Server 2008 to get you started as quickly as possible. Private network VLANs: Customers with several servers can now interconnect these on a private network, separate from the public internet. This enables your servers to communicate entirely privately and securely, and will commonly be used to implement multi-tier architectures such as database servers behind front-end web servers. Network traffic on private network VLANs is no... (more)

Exception Reporting for Your Project: Announcing ProjectLocker Pulse

We are pleased to announce our latest product, ProjectLocker Pulse! Pulse is an exception reporting system that you can embed into your actual products or web applications. With just a few lines of code added to your application, Pulse will unobtrusively capture errors and post those errors to ProjectLocker for review by your development team, including the location of the error, a stack trace, and depending on the application, session and environment data. With Pulse, you can know about problems and fix them before your users have a chance to report them. Example Pulse Exception Report We’ve used Pulse internally since the beginning of the year, and it’s changed the way we work. If we introduce a bug into to ProjectLocker Portal and our user runs across it, we immediately get reports and can fix the problem in some cases before the customer even has to file a suppor... (more)

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