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To absolutely no fanfare, Microsoft - well, five developers at Microsoft at any rate - quietly took their internally developed Windows Installer XML (WiX), the toolkit that builds Windows installation packages from XML, and on Monday plunked the tools and the source code on SourceForge...
In a first for the industry behemoth, Microsoft has donated its Windows Installer XML (WiX) to SourceForge.net, the open source developer network. WiX is a toolset that uses XML code to build Windows installation packages.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has released the Document Object Model Level 3 Core and Load and Save specifications as W3C Recommendations.
Today members of OASIS announced plans to advance an electronic business architecture that builds on ebXML and other Web services technology.
So was it or wasn't it? No one seems 100% sure one way or another whether Google's 'Gmail' announcement on April 1 was an April Fool or not. We review the various interpretations from around the i-Technology world.
Microsoft is going to pay $1.95 billion to get Sun Microsystems, the company with the sharpest spurs, off its back. The pair said this morning that they had settled all their legal differences. Microsoft will pay Sun $700 million to resolve antitrust issues, $900 million to resolve pat...
Just what the world needs on April 1st, a revolutionary new protocol, the 'XML Control Protocol' (XCP for short). 'With the advent of XCP/IP,' gushes the launch site, 'connection-oriented networking will finally move from the legacy environment of inscrutable bits and bytes to a struct...
The International Standards Organization (IS0) has approved a suite of four ebXML OASIS Standards that enable enterprises in any industry, of any size, anywhere in the world to conduct business over the Internet.
Starting today, a special 'Borland Edition' of Altova XMLSPY 2004 is included with Borland JBuilder X Enterprise.
This week at SpeechTEK 2004, Opera Software announced the upcoming release of a multimodal desktop browser that incorporates IBM's Embedded ViaVoice speech technology, using XHTML+Voice (X+V).
Anyone with an interest in real time 3D in XML will be interested to know about a new site that the Web3D Consortium has just launched.
Takeover talks - with Microsoft taking its AOL division along with all its debt in exchange for a handsome chunk of change - are being reported today as having been under way for some time between the Redmond giant and Time Warner.
Settlement talks between Microsoft and the European Commission have hit the wall despite the last-minute intervention of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer who flew to Brussels this week to meet face-to-face with EC regulator-in-chief Mario Monti.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has published VoiceXML 2.0 and Speech Recognition Grammar Specification (SRGS) as W3C Recommendations.
Whether you like to think of it as Really Simple Syndication or RDF Site Summary or Rich Site Summary, this lightweight multipurpose extensible metadata description and syndication format is here to stay. And its uses are becoming more and more diverse. Not wishing anyone to be left be...
Nexaweb Technologies, Inc. has released Version 3.0 of its platform for building Enterprise Internet Applications. Used by enterprises to rapidly build and deploy rich enterprise Internet applications, the Nexaweb platform now includes a visual development environment, server clusteri...
A new Web site dedicated to XML messaging and interoperability has just been launched, courtesy of the government of Ireland, which has established an agency mandated to procure and build the Public Services Broker (PSB) - an integrated set of processes, systems and procedures designed...
'The pundits and prognosticators see .NET as a threat to Java's future, but that's silly,' writes Tim Bray on his first day as a new employee at Sun Micrososystems. 'Parts of .NET look technically excellent,' he continues, 'but it has three fatal flaws.'
Everyone knows the classic milestones - 6 billion documents searched in nanoseconds, plus the inevitable admission of 'to google' into the dictionary, for example - but Google has just passed another one: it's made it from the 'Technology' section of the New York Times to the 'Fashion ...
Remember the Allaire brothers? As In Jeremy and 'J.J' - co-founders of Allaire Corporation, which merged into to Macromedia, Inc. back in 2001? Despite Jeremy's continued prominence, first with Allaire and more recently with the Boston VC firm Catalyst Partners, his brother was nowhere...
The results are in, and here are the winners of the 2003 XML-Journal - Web Services Journal Readers' Choice Awards. Often referred to as the 'Oscars of the Software Industry,' the SYS-CON Media Readers' Choice Awards Program recognizes excellence in the software, solutions, or services...
Datawatch Corporation has released VorteXML Designer V3, with W3C XML schema support and other features that make it easier to convert data into valid XML for Web services, content management, online bill presentment, application integration, and many other applications.
Symantec's CTO talks about comprehensive security and how today's IT organizations must address it.
Microsoft Corp. has unveiled BizTalk Server 2004, an integration solution and a member of the Windows Server System. Using XML, SOAP, and other core Internet transports and protocols, BizTalk Server unites EAI, B2B and business process management technology in a single product.
The Internet and Web have provided immense scalability and manageability benefits to computer users for a decade now, but at a price - poor support for rich interactivity.
Seagull Software has added BlueZoneX to the company's BlueZone solution set for secure host connectivity and terminal emulation.
XyEnterprise has announced the availability of its XML publishing software - XML Professional Publisher (XPP) - on the HP-UX platform.
RSS feeds have hit the Associated Press radar screen. An article by Frank Bajak seems likely to advance the cause of 'Really Simple Syndication' or 'RDF Site Summary' or 'Rich Site Summary' depending what you like to call it. Unless it's time for a new name?
In recognition of a fine site that is now apparently being closed down, we reproduce here a WebMonkey.com essay on XML that appeared way back in October 1998, in which the author Jay Greenspan took an innovative approach to explaining what XML - then in its very earliest days - was, us...
Past XML-Journal editor-in-chief John Evdemon has blogged a brief comment on the whole issue of IBM calling Sun out on the open-sourcing of Java.
An online poll was started recently to find the most popular open source XUL toolkit in Java. Update on the results so far.
Today at 9:00 AM a full 3-Day Conference opens its doors for the fourth successive year on the East coast - EDGE 2004 (East) in Boston. Overview and full session details here.
A round-up of what's being said and written about XML, culled from around the Web, including Michael Champion on Tim Berners-Lee, Wendell Piez on Postel's Law, and Adam Bosworth on REST.
Altova Inc.'s Educational Services department is now accepting registrations for its first set of Web-based training courses.
XAware, Inc. has been selected by Lockheed Martin's Information Technology business unit to provide data integration software as part of the President's Management Agenda to establish E-Rulemaking.
IXIASOFT and Ektron, Inc. have formed a strategic OEM partnership. Under the agreement, Ektron will integrate TEXTML Server into their Web content management solution, Ektron CMS300.
This week, the World Wide Web Consortium announced final approval of two key Semantic Web technologies, the revised Resource Description Framework (RDF)
The Danish National XML Committee has formally adopted an early version of the OASIS Universal Business Language (UBL) as a standard for e-Commerce in the public sector.
Westbridge Technology this week announced support for Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL).
Snapbridge Software has released Snapbridge FDX Information Server 3.5, the first comprehensive, real-time XML-based data federation solution.


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