CSS 2002 Day 5
DSML: XML Meets LDAP- Joseph Rank, Joule Software:
Joseph took us through a very quick review of LDAP. Then he discussed the components of the Directory Service Markup language. How do you specify entries and schema, and how to format a request to the server.
As usual I was blown away by the quality of the presenters overall. I could not attend all of the sessions I was interested in. The attendees are also a diverse and interesting group. At the keynote yesterday Wayne mentioned that there were, by percentage, more women and a greater number of persons from outside the US in attendance this year. The opportunity to interact with persons from outside the US is one of the big differentiators for CSS.
It's always fun to hear the opinions of people from the BigCos and those from small, maybe one person, shops. IBM'ers snipping at Sun employees, Open Sourcers debating the merits of community development. I hooked up with programmers from the IBM Eclipse team and they, along with another new friend from Utah, convinced me to try yet another IDE.
There is always the gratifying experience of having people validate the technology you are using. I also like to see new tools and equipment.
Adios to my new friends from Ottawa, Seattle, Sacramento, Greensboro, Springville, Austin, Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder, and those I met from Utah, Ohio, New Jersey, North Carolina, Colorado, Texas, Canada, Australia, and Minnesota (you know who you are). See you on the CSS mailiing list and in Keystone again next year.