XML Heavyweights Migrate to Redmond


Since I left the XML team at Microsoft they’ve gone on an impressive hiring spree. Two people who I’d have loved to work with who have joined up after I left are

David Remy: former Director of Product Engineering at Bea Systems, he was responsible for security, web services, and XML for Bea’s Weblogic Workshop product line.

Mike Champion: formerly a research and development specialist at Software AG. He was on the W3C’s Document Object Model (DOM) Working Group for over three years and was the co-chair of the Web Services Architecture Working Group.

I have to see how quickly I can nag both of them to start blogging. David used to be in charge of the folks who produced XML Beans so I suspect he has all sorts of interesting perspectives on XML programming models. Mike and I have been exchanging mail on XML-DEV for years and now that we can have some of these conversations in person, I work across campus. Irony indeed. :)


Comments (8)

  1. Oddly enough we share an office :-)

    OK, so where should I blog? MSDN Spaces isn’t exactly optimized for geeks pontificating about XML arcana, is it?

  2. Actually, http://blogs.msdn.com are for Microsoft geeks to pontificate about arcana. It’s http://spaces.msn.com which is less optimized for the geek in all of us.

  3. No surprise here – using Java binary serialization is a bit faster than using XML serialization when sending messages between a Java app and a .NET app via MQSeries. But what may be surprising is the performance delta – not really that much. About 25% in my tests. YMMV.

  4. No surprise here – using Java binary serialization is a bit faster than using XML serialization when sending messages between a Java app and a .NET app via MQSeries. But what may be surprising is the performance delta – not really that much. About 25% in my tests. YMMV.

  5. No surprise here – using Java binary serialization is a bit faster than using XML serialization when sending messages between a Java app and a .NET app via MQSeries. But what may be surprising is the performance delta – not really that much. About 25% in my tests. YMMV.

  6. No surprise here – using Java binary serialization is a bit faster than using XML serialization when sending messages between a Java app and a .NET app via MQSeries. But what may be surprising is the performance delta – not really that much. About 25%