Open XML links for 06-06-2007

Ted Neward’s InfoQ article “Using Java to Crack Office 2007” provides a nice overview of Open XML development in Java. “It’s exciting and inspiring to consider how open the Office platform is to the Java programmer. Between the interoperability of using Java within an Office application, using Office within a Java application, and being able…

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Are these winning tactics?

My colleague Stephen McGibbon over in Europe has blogged about an offensive comment somebody posted on Brian Jones’s blog, likening Open XML (I think) to the Dresden firebombings. Or maybe it’s Microsoft that is like the Germans, or something … I really don’t follow the point. I also don’t understand what teenage groupies or domestic…

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Andy Updegrove's Indian Fantasy

This morning, in my usual routine, I sipped a cup of coffee while reading the latest news around the Open XML file formats. I have a few blogs I follow regularly, and I also usually do a few searches to see what has been written in various media. The 30- day contradiction comment period for…

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Diversity vs. Conformity

Do you remember the print ads for American Express that showed jockey Willie Shoemaker and NBA star Wilt Chamberlain standing barefoot on the beach in matching white suits? I liked that ad so much that I had a copy of it hanging in my office for a long time in the 80s when it first…

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Count your spoons

“The louder he talked of his honour, the faster we counted our spoons.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson It seems that the folks at IBM have set out to try to convince people they should be scared of Open XML. I won’t bother to enumerate all of the blog posts and articles that have appeared on…

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