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PDC acronym counting

Now that I have been offiically hyped ready for PDC at the speakers briefing, I declare the top acronymn for this years PDC is SOA, whereas 3 years ago it was XML. Each time a speaker says “SOA”, attendees should take a swig of water, or some other beverage, and whoop loudly. For real die hards, go to…

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XML article bemoaning.

I am not sure how some articles get published, it seems that they either have no reviews or the reviews are not open enough in saying “just kill this”. For example this article called DOM for Web Services, Part 1 is just a blatant contraction. All this does is load a WDSL file to generate an HTML page,…

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Do you want to bet? Future predictions on XML

I love reading through these long bets especially “At least one human alive in the year 2000 will still be alive in 2150.” which I could blog about for hours and Winer’s “In a Google search of five keywords or phrases representing the top five news stories of 2007, weblogs will rank higher than the New…

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MEMS and Hardware Specialization

In a few years most of our mobile devices will only need to be charged every six months and this innovation will be due to MEMS (Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems) which are microengines a few millimetres wide that use hydrocarbon fuel. Have you ever looked at an aircraft engine and said “How can that generate 500…

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XQuery BOF is ON

Christoph Schittko got his XQuery BOF approved for PDC! Excellent news. Now we can have a big discussion on what XQuery is and is not useful for. Come with plenty of questions and issues.

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ROX and Data Model Wars.

Dare has written a good section on Dealing with the Data Access Impedance Mismatch effectively summing up the differences that developers now face when working with data and data models. This manifests itself in “Data Model Wars” where people now start to argue over the benefits of the data model X verses Y. Objects have identity…

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Memphis, blues and bad breakfasts

I spent a week away in Memphis first staying at the Madison Hotel which has some beautiful architecture and a great view of the Mississippi river. If you go to Memphis stay at this hotel, it is by far the best. Of course there was a reason why I went to Memphis, which was to satisfy…

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