Updated: 4/30/2003; 11:35:09 AM.
Web Services
About Web Services standards, advances and usage

Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Commerce One boosts Web services development. Open-source kit released [InfoWorld: Top News]
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Tuesday, April 22, 2003

What would Frodo do ? Don Box -> Sam Ruby

Ah Ah Ah ! REST in peace, Sauron :-)

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Friday, March 21, 2003

Security in Plain English. [::Manageability::]

To get further information expressed in a non technical jargon on the subject I recommend Bruce Schneier's excellent Secrets and Lies : Digital Security in a Networked World

5:31:22 PM    comment []

Wednesday, March 19, 2003

bchoi: Bookmark to self : C# FAQ


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How Google Grows.... Fast Company has a wonderfully in-depth article on the the success of Google. Bottom line: <blockquote> Sidebar: How does Google keep innovating? One big factor is the company's willingness to fail. Google engineers are free to experiment with new features and new services and free to do so in public. The company frequently posts early versions of new features on the site and waits for its users to react. </blockquote> These are just the themes we asked Google's Crai... [Meerkat: An Open Wire Service]

An interesting article about google's relentless focus on customer experience, performance and attention to details, and their willingness to experiment early.

12:09:51 PM    comment []

Java Too Hard For Java Programmers. Yep. The news is in. Crowbar developers were a little taken aback by Mr. Bray's assertion that XML was too... [Crowbar Tech]

I don't agree with the Crowebar folks on this one: they take a too elitist view to programming. If we want to truly realize the full potential that computers and software offer us, we need people who are not trained programmers to be able to leverage the software and data infrastructure we offer them.

This will be done in many ways: the rise of scripting languages, easy to use IDEs, easier access to all these XML data, GUI to generate web services orchestration markup, etc...

This is what Microsoft has been very good at doing in the past 10 years. The java camp, BEA being at the forefront of this with Workshop,  seems to begin to understand that.

This is not for us java techies, but for our customers.

12:06:01 PM    comment []

Monday, March 17, 2003

XML Is Too Hard For Programmers, says Tim Bray, who uses regexp to get his processing done.

I like his categorization of programmers in 3 groups: The scripting tribe (Perl, Python), the O-O factory (Java and C#) and the close-to-the-metal gang (C, C++).

I consider myself in the OO factory, with a taste for, and an aspiration to scripting. I did some nifty things in Javascript, used to do a bit of Perl, and just started Pyhton last month. I like this categorization because I find myself too often arguing with close-to-the-metal programmers about java performance, or java buffs about javascript's looseness regarding types.

I think each tool have their use in my toolbox, depending on the needs, the specifications of what I need to do and the environment surrounding it. But my gut feeling is that for many of us, most of our work will tend towards scripting.

Regarding the difficulty of using XML in programming languages today, I look forward to the easier ways of getting my work done... without much illusions though: it all depends on what you use XML for.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2003

Topology.[Sam Ruby]

This essay is a cosmogony of the web according to Sam Ruby.

I need a serious refresher to my knowledge in quantum physics !

Sam's metaphors are enlightning and his style makes it always fun to read. If you haven't read it yet, be sure to also read his Neurotransmitters essay.

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Friday, January 24, 2003

Peter Van Dijck: Introduction to XFML. [Scripting News]

Good article, and the spec is simple enough to read.

Implementing support for it could be a great addition to our Portal search features: let users of a portal share their facets, and have some standards ones defined at the role level.

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