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Is OData The Ubiquitous Language For Application Collaboration?

by Dilip Krishnan on  Feb 02, 2010

The Open Data Protocol (OData) specification opens up possibilities to a lot of interesting collaborative use-cases and scenarios. Some of which are highlighted by Douglas Purdy, Pablo Castro and Jon Udell.

IBM Adds Support for XPath 2.0, XSLT 2.0 and XQuery 1.0 to WebSphere 7

by Charles Humble on  Dec 18, 2009

IBM have released a feature pack which adds support for Xpath 2.0, XSLT 2.0 and XQuery 1.0 making WebSphere Application Server 7 the first application server with complete support for this most recent set of W3C XML standards. InfoQ talks IBM's Andrew Spyker, Chief Architect for the feature pack.

JRuby Roundup: JRuby 1.4 Final Released, New Windows Native Launcher, HPricot 0.8.2

by Werner Schuster on  Nov 06, 2009

The final release of JRuby 1.4 is now available, with many performance, Java integration and other improvements. It also adds a native launcher for Windows, which works around some problems with the BAT-based launcher. Also: the Hpricot 0.8.2 release fixes problems with Hpricot on JRuby.

GET-only REST Integration Patterns Blur The Line Between Synchronization And Integration

by Dilip Krishnan on  Oct 29, 2009

Duncan Cragg explains his idea/pattern for a purely GET based REST integration pattern, which turns out to be very similar to the vision of Microsoft's FeedSync Specification.

The Future of _why's Libraries such as Markaby and Hpricot

by Werner Schuster on  Aug 25, 2009

With the sudden disappearance of _why, some popular libraries as Markaby, Hpricot and others are orphaned. We look at the effort to find maintainers for some, and at replacements for other libraries.

How Relevant Is Contract First Development Using Angle Brackets?

by Dilip Krishnan on  Jul 09, 2009 2

Christian Weyer of Thinktecture, announced the release of WSCF.blue a Visual Studio Add-in that enables contract first development of web services using WCF.

LINQ to XSD Released on CodePlex

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 05, 2009

LINQ to XSD is the long awaited follow-up to LINQ to XML. Its primary purpose is to produce LINQ-compatible object models from XSD files, giving developers some measure of static type checking while accessing XML data.

Presentation: AtomServer: The Power of Publishing for Data Distribution

by Abel Avram on  Jun 04, 2009 1

In this session recorded at QCon SF 2008, Chris Berry & Bryon Jacob presented the Atom Syndication Format, the Atom Publishing Protocol, the Atom Categories, the Atom Stores, the AtomServer and how they can be used by giving a concrete example.

Ruby VM Roundup: Nokogiri and Nailgun on JRuby, Ruby 1.9.1p129, MagLev Update

by Werner Schuster on  May 14, 2009

JRuby 1.3 will allow to reduce startup times in some situations using Nailgun. Nokogiri, a popular XML library, now runs on the latest JRuby thanks to ruby-ffi. Finally: Ruby 1.9.1-p129 is a new release that fixes a few bugs and security issues.

Presentation: Ian Robinson on REST, Atom and AtomPub

by Stefan Tilkov on  May 04, 2009 2

In a presentation, recorded at QCon San Francisco, ThoughtWorks' Ian Robinson explains how a RESTful HTTP approach can be applied in an Enterprise project. He makes use of many of the techniques that make HTTP a powerful protocol, including caching, hypermedia, and uses standard formats such as Atom Syndication for event notification.

The Web, The Browser And AtomPub

by Dilip Krishnan on  Apr 29, 2009

In response to Joe Gregorio’s post, on why the browser is undermining the adoption of Atompub protocol, Sean McGrath, had an interesting take on the changing notion of what constitutes a web application.

Presentation: Google Data API (GData)

by Dave West on  Apr 24, 2009 1

Frank Mantek discusses the Google Data API (GData) including decisions to use REST rather than SOAP technology, how the API is used, numerous examples of how GData has been used by clients, and future plans for evolving the API. A discussion of how GData facilitates Cloud Computing concludes the presentation.

Is The Atom Publishing Protocol A Failure?

by Dilip Krishnan on  Apr 22, 2009

“The Atom Publishing Protocol is a failure.” Joe Gregorio says, admitting to having met his blogging-hyperbole-quotient for the day. In a post largely about the how the level of adoption that AtomPub is seeing, is far lower than the expectation. Joe writes that “There are still plenty of new protocols being developed on a seemingly daily basis, many of which could have used AtomPub, but don't.”

Ruby XML Roundup: Hpricot 0.7, Stable Libxml-ruby and Nokogiri

by Werner Schuster on  Mar 24, 2009

A few recent software releases have improved Ruby's XML support. After last years release of the Nokogiri XML library, Hpricot 0.7 has now been released with performance improvements. Also, libxml-ruby, which is built on the same XML library as Nokogiri has been released and recently caught up with Nokogiri's speed.

Interview: Tim Bray on the Future of the Web

by Dio Synodinos on  Mar 23, 2009 15

In this interview made during QCon SF 2008, Tim Bray talks about why he is not convinced with the buzz surrounding Rich Internet Applications and shares his ideas on Cloud Computing. He also expresses his opinion regarding the debate REST vs. WS-* and the future directions web technologies will be taking.

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