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  • Make the most of the Data Access Application Blocks

    Shameless plug here today: I've talked about the Data Access Application Blocks here before, but today Connect for ADO.NET released support for the for the DAAB code blocks supplied in the Enterprise...
    October 24, 2007
  • UDDI in a Web 2.0 world

    As you may know, UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery and Integration) was originally designed for publicly accessible registries.  As part of making this possible, UDDI includes an "elegant" (engineer speak for "indescribably complex") mechanism for defining taxonomies (known as tModel's for those...
    October 24, 2007
  • 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
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