Is XMPP the Future of Cloud Services?

by Gavin Terrill on  Jan 28, 2008 1

The Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) has proven itself as a winner for instant messaging, but could it also be the protocol of choice for service integration in the future?

Post-VS 2008-Technology: LINQ to XSD and LINQ to Stored XML

by Hartmut Wilms on  Dec 05, 2007 2

Today, Shyam Pather, Principal Development Lead on the Data Programmability Team at Microsoft, is giving a presentation on LINQ to XML: Visual Studio 2008, Silverlight, and Beyond at the XML 2007 Conference in Boston. He talks about the current and future technologies surrounding LINQ to XML.

7 Degrees of SOA Coupling

by Udi Dahan on  Dec 04, 2007 1

In a recent posting, ZapThink analyst Ron Schmelzer tackles the belief that a system is either loosely-coupled, or it isn’t. Although the importance of loose-coupling has been known for some time, the dialogue around this post has garnered some interesting discussion.

Data Services in SOA: Issues and Possible Solutions

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Nov 13, 2007

Data Services are increasingly generating interest in Service Oriented Architectures. David Webber wrote an article detailing some of the difficulties to define contracts for AWS and some of the solutions using the Content Assembly Mechanism (CAM).

Should you be using RELAX-NG?

by Gavin Terrill on  Oct 29, 2007 5

10 reasons to consider using RELAX-NG in place of W3C XML Schemas as your XML schema language.

XML Schema Designer for Visual Studio 2008

by Hartmut Wilms on  Aug 28, 2007 1

The XML Schema Designer is a graphical tool for working with XML Schemas (XSD). It is integrated with Visual Studio 2008 and the XML Editor.

W3C Publishes an Update to Guide to Versioning XML Schema 1.1

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Aug 21, 2007

The W3C published last month an update to its "Guide to Versioning XML Languages Using new XML Schema 1.1 features" which details the new features of XML Schema 1.1 in the context of schema versioning. They represent real advances for web service practitioners and should become part of your guidelines and best practices when the W3C releases XML Schema 1.1.

Presentation: Rod Smith - Mash-ups Meet the Enterprise

by Stefan Tilkov on  Jun 23, 2007

In this presentation recorded at JAOO, IBM's Rod Smith discusses the read/write web, and discusses how the approach known as "Mashups" might be used in enterprise scenarios for "do-it-yourself" IT.

APP vs. Web3S: the Quest for a RESTful Protocol

by Arnon Rotem-Gal-Oz on  Jun 18, 2007 1

In contrast to Google, who base their public RESTful services on the Atom Publishing Protocol (APP), Microsoft has found the need to go down a different route and has introduced Web3S.

Google GData/Atom Publishing Protocol too limited for Microsoft

by Hartmut Wilms on  Jun 10, 2007 1

Dara Obasanjo writes about the limitations of the Google Data API (Google's implementation of the Atom Publishing Protocol with some extensions) as a general purpose protocol and explains why Microsoft will not support or standardize on GData.

14 Ruby projects accepted for Google Summer of Code

by Werner Schuster on  Apr 17, 2007

14 Ruby projects were accepted for the Google Summer of Code bounty program. The projects range from a debugger for Rails, to a project writing an RSpec specification for Ruby, to protocol implementations using EventMachine and Ragel, and more.

Five Orcas Short Demos

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 03, 2007 1

Microsoft's Data blog has five short demos on Orcas and post-Orcas features for editing XML files and XSD files, debugging XSLT, and working with Entity Data Models (EDM).

Visual Studio Orcas Round-Up

by Jonathan Allen on  Mar 08, 2007

InfoQ has assembled a summary of the features included in the March CTP of Visual Studio Orcas. The Orcas CTP, which is expected to be released as VS 2007, can be downloaded from MSDN.

Dion Hinchliffe: Eleven Emerging Ideas for SOA Architects in 2007

by Stefan Tilkov on  Jan 23, 2007 3

"Web 2.0" expert Dion Hinchcliffe elaborates on eleven ideas he considers valuable for SOA architects in 2007, most of them connected to merging Web 2.0 and "classical" SOA concepts.

LINQ to XSD Preview

by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 30, 2006

Microsoft has released a preview of it LINQ to XSD technology. Like LINQ to XML, this provides query capabilities for XML documents. The difference here is that while LINQ to XML works over arbitrary XML in a late-bound fashion, LINQ to XSD is strongly typed.