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Microsoft Refreshed .NET Framework 4.5 with Updates

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 12, 2013 2

Microsoft has recently released updates for .NET Framework 4.5 which fixes reliability, compatibility, stability, and performance issues associated with WPF, CLR, Windows Forms, XML, NCL, ASP.NET, WWF, WCF and Entity Framework.

JSONiq: The JSON Query Language

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 08, 2012 3

JSONiq is a new query language that builds upon XQuery. Like SQL or LINQ, it has syntactic support concepts such as let, for, where, group by, and select.

Open Source Word Generator Using OpenXML SDK 2.0

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Jan 12, 2012

OpenXML SDK 2.0 for MS Office provides strongly typed part classes to manipulate Open XML documents. WorddocGenerator, an open source utility for generating template driven word files is one example of what can be done with this SDK. InfoQ got in touch with Atul Verma the developer of this utility to ask him a few questions about this project.

Microsoft Previews Windows Azure Application Integration Services

by Richard Seroter on  Jan 06, 2012 1

In late December 2011, Microsoft announced the pre-release of a set of services labeled Windows Azure Service Bus EAI Labs. These enhancements to the existing Windows Azure Service Bus make it easier to connect (cloud) applications through the use of message routing rules, protocol bridging, message transformation services and connectivity to on-premises line of business systems.

IBM’s Software Architecture for Astronomically Big Data

by Michael Stal on  Dec 01, 2011 1

IBM has recently prototyped a software architecture that can deal with large amount of data flows. IBM’s software is built for the SKA telescope (Square Kilometre Array) and allows to automatically classify astronomical objects. Radio astronomer Melanie Johnston-Hollitt at Victoria University, Wellington , NZ, has collaborated with IBM for developing the system.

Making OpenXML Easy with ClosedXML

by Jonathan Allen on  Jul 20, 2011 3

When working with Excel documents, developers usually use raw XML or rely on the Office Automation libraries. But the Office Automation library is not appropriate for servers and working with XML can be quite tedious. ClosedXML bridges the gap by providing an easy to use Office-like API without the overhead of COM. To introduce this library we spoke with Manuel De Leon of the ClosedXML project.

A New Library and Tooling Package for Open XML

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 17, 2011 4

Open XML SDK 2.0 offers a moderately high level API for manipulating Open XML documents using strongly typed classes. It includes the Open XML SDK v2.0 Productivity Tool, which can reverse engineer a Word, PowerPoint, or Excel document and display the C# code needed to recreate it.

Who Belongs to the 2011 Open APIs Billionaires Club?

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  May 27, 2011

The growth of Open APIs both in numbers and volume has surpassed any expectations over the last decade. John Musser from the ProgrammableWeb presented his analysis of the Open APIs State of the Market for 2011.

Series On Available Authentication Mechanisms For OData Services And Clients

by Dilip Krishnan on  Jul 24, 2010

The WCF Data Services Team have recently been doing a series on the available authentication mechanisms for client/OData service authentication.

Apache FOP 1.0 released

by Alex Blewitt on  Jul 23, 2010 3

On Wednesday, the Apache Foundation announced the release of Apache FOP 1.0, a project that has been a decade in the making. Apache FOP, or Formatting Objects Processor, provides a means to turn XML documents into a variety of print-ready formats, such as PDF, PostScript, or even PNG

Microsoft Has Released OData SDK and “Dallas” CTP 2

by Abel Avram on  Mar 24, 2010

Microsoft has released OData SDK for .NET, Java, PHP, Objective-C (iPhone and Mac) and JavaScript, helping developers to create clients that consume OData-based information, and Codename “Dallas” CTP 2, a marketplace for selling and buying such data.

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.

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