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XML is rapidly becoming the way applications communicate. Because it isn't one language but a means to create many languages, it can play many roles in application integration and data exchange. In this article I'll explore some of the varied roles that XML can play by developing a simple middleware application that serves up data from a database. The application (see Listing 1) uses XML in three ways: Requests from clients are encoded in XML. Data sent back to a client is encoded in XML. The database itself contains data marked up in XML. The application is written in OmniMark - a 12-year-old language with a long history in the SGML community - which became a free language in May 1999. It's based on the streaming programming model pioneered by OmniMark and subsequently adopted by SGML and XML translation languages like DSSSL and XSL. Streaming is also the principle ... (more)

Directory Lookup with WML and SVG Clients

This article demonstrates how to leverage XML, LDAP, and Java technologies to create a Web-based directory lookup tool. This tool is built with a publicly available implementation of a Java/XML publishing framework called Cocoon (available at http://xml.apache.org/cocoon) and an LDAP server (we tested with the iPlanet Directory Server on Solaris). Using these off-the-shelf modules we can focus on the role of XML as a database-neutral format for data, and how it enables a flexible application architecture that lets you support both wireless and wireline clients. We'll demonstrate this with a WML client (WAP phone simulator on Windows) and an SVG client (Adobe's SVG plug-in for browsers on Windows). This article assumes the reader has a fairly good knowledge of XML and a working knowledge of XSL stylesheets. We'll first introduce WML (Wireless Markup Language) and SV... (more)

Defining Mainframe Transaction's Signature with an XML Schema; How To Convert Cobol Metadata

Integrating mainframe applications into an SOA often carries the burden of dealing with metadata in the form of Cobol Copybooks. This metadata converted to an XML Schema format can be useful for a range of applications (from validation to creation of services). This article explains how to automate the conversion from Copybooks to XML Schema using regular expression logic. Cobol Copybooks 101 Mainframe metadata is usually defined using a subset of the Cobol language. Mainframe developers call these descriptions Copybooks. Cobol data definition is based on a hierarchical structure composed by two different types of items: Elementary Items and Group Items. Elementary Item is the name Cobol assigns to a data item that is not further subdivided (analogous to variables in other languages). Elementary Items are composed of: a Level Number, a Data Name, and a Picture Clause.... (more)

Build Applications with Less Code

This article shows how to build database Web applications using Oracle, two open-source frameworks, and MetaBOX software. Building database Web applications is commonly a repetitive task; many such applications are based on insert/delete/update statements of tables in a form of simple rows, multiple rows, or master/detail combinations. To make this kind of application, many products offer different solutions - we can divide them into procedural or declarative approaches. These products provide wizards or code generators to help developers in the developing stage. Depending on which technologies these generators use - pure HTML or XML - developers need to work more or less to get the desired output and maintain their applications. The procedural approach requires developers to know what they need and how to obtain it. Code generators for this approach generally use... (more)

What's in Store for 2004

"What does the future hold for IT?" It's a burning question that everyone's asking, but who can answer? At XML-Journal, we went straight to the experts - the world's brightest and most prescient i-technology professionals - and asked them what they expect in the coming year for IT in general and XML in specific. Industrys stakeholders - software vendors, developers, technology investors, and users alike - are looking forward to the year ahead with renewed vigor. The buzz is around XSL, Web services, and the service-oriented architecture. The benefits of XML are clear...and in 2004 they'll become even clearer. Following are some of the predictions we received from industry leaders...if they are an indication of what's to come, it's going to be a great year. Thom Robbins Senior Technology Specialist Microsoft 2004 is going to be the year of the service-oriented architect... (more)

Parsing ITunes Library.xml with ActionScript 3.0

I recently built a hands-on presentation for the FlexManiacs conference, and thought it would be fun to have the class build a little apollo based mp3 player, which reads in the mp3 files from an iTunes libary.xml file, which they can then play, paus ... (more)

RE: Is "markup" a noun or a verb? Do you "markup data" or "w

Title: Re: Is "markup" a noun or a verb? Do you "marku Well then, dal, I’d say if you already have those critters, you applied markup to 132.     Verb.  You selected the tag to mark up the string.  That selection limits the space of the transform, that is, the number of rules in which that tag name may be found.  Choice of choices or limits on the tree neighbors this tag has by intension.   Meaning is deliberate, not probabilistic.   Is a tag (the noun) semantically as rich as markup (the noun)?   len   From: Deborah Aleyne Lapeyre [mailto:[email protected]]   So where does the pre-defined schema, the contract, the design based on sample or use cases fit in, Deb?  --Len   All done long since. We know HOW to do it; we have our XML vocabulary (supported by all the above and the ontology and the use cases and the ...) in our hot little hands, and the only question is wo... (more)

RE: [Summary] Should Subject Matter Experts Determine XML Data

> ... should also be business as usual; interview, map data flows, > model the data domain; abstract / normalize, validate the design with > the SME and other users; iterate again until you have it close enough > for a prototype then do the same thing all over again until your > prototype has grown up into a real application. The fact that you're > using XML should not change the way turn requirements into an logical > architecture. Should data be designed for specific applications? Or, should data design be a matter of documenting a cow path? I understand best when I see specific, concrete examples, so let me provide one. Suppose I interview several Book SMEs. They tell me that a Book is comprised of a Title, Author, Date, ISBN, and Publisher. I document this data and the relationship (parent-child relationship between Book and Title, Author, Date, ISBN, Publisher... (more)

Exporting LTM Configuration Into XML

A question came up on an internal mailing list regarding getting the configuration off of the LTM into a format that can be parsed by an external tool.  In this case, the request was for an XML format of the BIG-IP configuration.  With iControl, It’s fairly simple to query configuration objects and it’s just a matter of throwing in a few print statements to build a XML document of the object hierarchy. This article will show you how to query the list of LTM virtual servers and their child properties and objects and then export the values into XML. Initialization I’ve implemented this sample in Perl, but it just as easily could have been written in any language you prefer.  The benefit of perl is that it can be run from the command prompt on the BIG-IP itself. the script starts with the normal perl declaration and variable assignments.  The input parameters are valida... (more)

Altera's Stratix IV GX FPGAs Move to Volume Production

Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR) today announced it is shipping volume production of its 40-nm Stratix® IV GX EP4SGX230 FPGAs. The Stratix IV device was the industry's first 40-nm FPGA available when it began shipping at the end of 2008 and it continues to lead the market as the only 40-nm FPGA in volume production. The Stratix IV family offers the highest density and highest performance FPGAs available today, and is used in a variety of end customer's high-speed backplane and cabling interfaces, chip-to-chip interconnects and protocol-bridging applications. Stratix IV GX FPGAs deliver an unprecedented combination of power, performance and I/O bandwidth to designers manufacturing multi-gigabit interconnected systems. The high-performance FPGAs feature Altera's latest generation of proven transceiver technology. The 36 transceivers embedded in the EP4SGX230 FPGA off... (more)

Connotate Recognized by Leading Market Research Firm as an Innovative Information Access Company Under $100M to Watch

Connotate, a leading provider of solutions, which transform information from the Web and enterprise into user-empowered on-demand applications and actionable intelligence, today announced their inclusion in the "Innovative Information Access Companies Under $100M to Watch" study published by IDC1. The first study conducted by IDC of its kind, the nine companies selected by IDC as innovative information access companies were chosen based on how well they embodied one or more of three trends prevalent to information access software. The trends focused on software requiring minimal training and incorporating Web 2.0 capabilities; unified management of and access to information; and intelligent process automation. Companies were recognized on the final list based on their product adaptations and innovations addressing the trends IDC identified. “IDC recognized Connotate... (more)

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