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  • Yes! You can finally query your office documents!


    When I was working on an XML database in the late nineties, I remember hearing a lot of noise about the fact that — finally! — XML would allow for real reuse and collaboration when working with applications like word processors and spreadsheet editors. Copy like "Data is finally disjoint from format;...
    by Minollo
    October 22, 2007
  • Relax Mom, It's Not Your Fault (This Time)

    I've noticed that, like Rudy Giuliani, I still purchase my clothes a few sizes too big. While I can't speak for Rudy, somewhere deep inside I've been conditioned to think that when I buy clothes, I have to buy them big and "grow into them." I rationalize this by enjoying the fact that I can go...
    October 22, 2007
  • Selling Oriented Architecture

    I participated in a SOA roundtable the other week. End-user organisations were present – in banking, automotive, logistics and other sectors. It was chaired by Butler Group, the analysts. The topic of the roundtable was how SOA technology and principles were being adopted in end-user organisations....
    October 18, 2007
  • PureQuery at IBM IOD 2007!

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    Straight from IBM IOD 2007, we get the official word that JLINQ is rebranded as pureQuery, complete with lots of printed material that say both and many speakers mentioning the rebranding. I wonder how...
    October 16, 2007
  • Progress Sonic Extends Lead in Distributed SOA

    Today, Progress Software announced the release of Progress® Sonic™ Deployment Manager (SDM). The Sonic Deployment Manager is an installation and configuration tool that helps project teams streamline incremental development and rollout of large-scale Sonic product deployments. By automating the...
    October 16, 2007