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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.

Avoiding Three Common Mistakes when Implementing XML and Web Services

by Boris Lublinsky on  Mar 11, 2009 1

In his new comment, IBM’s Kyle Brown examines three different common anti-patterns, or "worst practices," that can make adopting Web Services and SOA implementations more difficult than it needs to be.

Article: A Message Type Architecture for SOA

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Feb 09, 2009 28

This article proposes a new Message Type Architecture to help manage the message formats in a SOA. The approach based on two related DSLs, one for the Enterprise Data Model and one for the Message Types, promotes reuse and helps aligning the Data and SOA governance processes.

Article: Schema for Web Services – Part I: Basic Datatypes

by Stefan Tilkov on  Jan 16, 2009 1

Most web service developers rely on a data binding conversion layer within a web service to work directly with data structures in their programming language of choice - but this causes a number of problems. In the first of a series of articles that look at these problems, Dennis Sosnoski starts at the most basic level, looking at simple data types and the issues that arise from mapping them.

Presentation: Dan Diephouse on Building your next service with the Atom Publishing Protocol

by Stefan Tilkov on  Nov 27, 2008

In a presentation, recorded at QCon San Francisco, MuleSource architect Dan Diephouse explores ways to use the Atom Publishing Protocol (AtomPub) when building services in a RESTful way. He explains when to use and when to avoid using AtomPub, highlights its advantages, and shows where it doesn't provide a generic solution.

Article: Structured Event Streaming with Smooks

by Mark Little on  Nov 26, 2008 17

The Smooks project has been used in several ESBs for transformation techniques since the first adoption by JBossESB. However, in this article Tom Fennelly discusses how it can be used for much more than that.

Introducing the Microsoft Sync Framework (Again)

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 27, 2008

Back in August, we reported on the release of the Microsoft Sync Framework. Strangely enough, they recently have released it again. In honor of this bizarre event, we are following up with what information we have on this muddled framework.

The Value Of Atom?

by Mark Little on  Oct 08, 2008

In a comment on a recent InfoQ article, Bill Burke asks about the value proposition of Atom and specifically whether or not it's just a "sexier replacement" for SOAP. Bill de hOra tries to help answer the question.

Critical REXML DoS Found - Monkey Patch Available as Fix

by Werner Schuster on  Aug 25, 2008

REXML was found to be vulnerable to XML entity explosion attacks. As frameworks like Rails parse incoming XML with REXML, these apps are in danger on all current 1.8.6, 1.8.7 and Ruby 1.9 versions, and other Ruby versions using standard REXML. The fix at the moment is a monkey patch for the REXML library.

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