XML and software
XML, web and software in general, with notes on Radio Userland resources

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daily link  Sunday, October 23, 2005


The Year of Rewards: Penestanan 2:  When I travelled in Africa and Asia in the 80s, I shot a lot of slides.  I dreamed then of a digital future where my camera would record sound as well as pictures, and where I could annotate the recordings and beam them out to my friends at home in real time.  Even in 1983 you could see it would come, eventually.  Now, here's a fine example from my friend David Lincoln.  Today he's in Bali, taking a walk with villagers in their rice paddies.  11:44:11 PM  permalink  


daily link  Monday, October 17, 2005


Socialtext going open source:  First with UI tools, then the whole product.  Also noted: "One year free 5 person wiki at socialtext by mentioning "web20"."  10:30:23 PM  permalink  

Back to the Future: Introducing Email Subscriptions: FeedBurner now offers email subscriptions to RSS feeds, so newsletters can be automatically both RSS and email.  Bloglet did it before, but it hasn't been updated in a long time.  FeedBurner will integrate statistics on usage, among other things.  10:29:20 PM  permalink  


daily link  Monday, October 10, 2005


100 Million And Counting...  How VC's have placed $100m into open source software startups in the last 5 months (Mar-Aug 05).  No doubt they are reassured by Red Hat's rapid growth.  11:35:16 PM  permalink  

Orbeon PresentationServer: "Orbeon PresentationServer (OPS) is an open source J2EE-based platform for XML-centric web applications. OPS is built around XHTML, XForms, XSLT, XML pipelines, and Web Services, which makes it ideal for applications that capture, process and present XML data. Unlike other popular web application frameworks like Struts or WebWork that are based on Java objects and JSP, OPS is based on XML documents and XML technologies. This leads to an architecture better suited for the tasks of capturing, processing, and presenting information in XML format, and often does not require writing any Java code at all to implement your presentation layer."  Runs under JBOSS or Apache Tomcat with LGPL license.  Several other XForms support software were reviewed in 2003.  Xforms book and tutorial also online.  10:59:59 PM  permalink  


daily link  Thursday, October 06, 2005


ClamAV is a GPL virus scanner.  Claims wide use in universities and ISPs.  Got good reviews.  Has ClamWin version for Windows as well as OSX and Linux.

 

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daily link  Monday, October 03, 2005


U3 USB Devices Launch at DEMOfall: Sept 2005: "Several device manufacturers on Monday unveiled the first USB drives based upon the U3 standard, a method that enables users to carry, store and launch applications directly from a USB flash drive without installation. The U3 technology was first introduced at CES 2005 in January, supported by a host of software and hardware vendors. However, missing from the list is Microsoft, which has not committed to backing the standard.

In the United States, SanDisk, Kingston, Memorex and Verbatim will be launching smart drives for U3 and several popular applications are announcing software support for the standard. .. Software support includes AOL's Winamp, Cerulean Studios' Trillian, McAfee Antivirus and Skype among others. This support by high profile vendors is helping U3 to gain momentum and spur possible widespread adoption, according to Gartner Senior Analyst Joseph Unsworth. ..

U3 drives will begin to ship from various vendors beginning on October 15 in sizes ranging from 256MB to 2GB. The U3 group also announced it had signed a deal with I-O DATA of Japan to begin producing drives for that market beginning early next year."

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