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Building Portals with XML
By David Carlson
Dec 21, 2001
the adoption of XML will enable the Web to enter a new dimension of use and usefulness. In this chapter from his book, Dave Carlson shows you how to recombine the XML information content with a presentation that is appropriate for the viewing device ...
Building the XML Web Services Four Function Calculator
By Mark Augustyniak
Sep 13, 2002
In this sample chapter you learn the basics of creating XML Web Services as you work through the development of your first service.
Building Web Services in Java
By Robert J. Brunner
Apr 19, 2002
Robert Brunner takes a detailed look at some of the Java building blocks that can be used to build Web services in this sample chapter from Java Web Services Unleashed.
Building Web Services with Java: SOAP
By Steve Graham, Toufic Boubez, Glen Daniels, Doug Davis, Yuichi Nakamura, Ryo Neyama, Simeon Simeonov
May 10, 2002
Learn how to use SOAP straight out of the box, and how to extend SOAP in multiple ways to support your diverse and changing needs.
Changing Software and Legacy Code
By Michael Feathers
Jan 14, 2005
The old adage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," doesn't necessarily apply in the case of technology. Projects continually require alterations, updates, and enhancements. This chapter outlines the nature of code change, and suggests some of the challenges to be faced when making these changes.
Characteristics of Event-Driven Architecture
By Angela Yochem, Frank Martinez, Les Phillips, Hugh Taylor
Mar 2, 2009
How should the components work together to realize the desired functionality of an Event-Driven Architecture (EDA)?
Choosing a Content Management System
By Shawn Shell
Apr 5, 2002
Shawn Shell describes the steps for fitting a content management solution to your organization's technical and social environments.
Clean HTML from Word: Can It Be Done?
By Laurie Rowell
Dec 30, 2004
Laurie Rowell's short answer to the question above: Yes, with a bit of effort. With a number of utilities available at relatively low cost, you can finagle Microsoft Word's output to something that resembles clean HTML. You might need to roll up your sleeves and dig around in the code or the formatting (depending on the application you choose), but you should end up with something you can put on the web without shame.
Cleaning Your Web Pages with HTML Tidy
By Scott Nesbitt
Jul 2, 2004
Even with the push for web standards, many web pages are still plagued by sloppy coding. Technical writer Scott Nesbitt looks at fixing problems with HTML files using HTML Tidy.
Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence: Where We Are, How We Got Here, and How to Fix It
By David S. Linthicum
Oct 8, 2009
IT has become the single-most visible point of latency when a business needs to change. However, it does not have to be this way. David S. Linthicum discusses how things got off track and how SOA and Cloud Computing can fix it.
Cloud Computing Pros and Cons for End Users
By Michael Miller
Feb 13, 2009
Michael Miller explains which users can benefit from cloud applications — and which should steer clear.
Cloud Computing Pros and Cons for IT Professionals
By Michael Miller
Feb 24, 2009
Michael Miller walks IT professionals through the pros and cons of cloud computing in today's business environment.
Cloud Computing Reference Architecture: Data Ingress and Storage Access
By Buck Woody
Oct 24, 2012
Buck Woody, Senior Technical Specialist on Windows Azure at Microsoft, describes how to create a centralized, off-premises (cloud-based) data store that provides flexibility, security, consistency, and guards against vendor lock-in.
Cloud Computing: Orchestrating and Automating Technical Building Blocks
By Venkata Josyula, Malcolm Orr, Greg Page
Nov 28, 2011
This chapter provides a detailed overview of how an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) service is orchestrated and automated.
Cloud Security and Privacy: A Legal Compliance and Risk-Management Guide, Part 1
By Robert McHale
May 3, 2010
Legal expert Robert McHale discusses the principal federal and state laws regulating cloud activities, and the legal security and privacy risks associated with cloud computing.
Cloud Security and Privacy: A Legal Compliance and Risk-Management Guide, Part 2
By Robert McHale
May 10, 2010
In Part 2 of this two-part series, legal expert Robert McHale discusses the practical due diligence checklist companies should consult before entering into a cloud service agreement.
Cocoa: Working with XML
By Marcus Zarra
May 19, 2006
Objective-C and Cocoa is the predominate language/framework on the Apple OS X operating system, but it is fairly uncommon otherwise. One way to enable an application written in this language to communicate with applications written for other platforms is via the universal XML. Marcus Zarra walks you through constructing, transmitting, and deconstructing an XML document using Objective-C and Cocoa.
Collaboration with IBM WebSphere Portlet Factory and IBM WebSphere Portal
By Tinny Ng, Laura Chan, Jane Fung, Vivian Mak
Sep 3, 2009
This chapter introduces you to two powerful software products that are suited for implementing a portal.
Comparing Google Docs with Competing Cloud Computing Applications
By Michael Miller
Feb 9, 2009
Michael Miller compares Google Docs with several other web-based applications — and tells us which apps come out on top.
Computing in the Cloud
By Mark Edward Soper
Jun 15, 2009
Mark Edward Soper provides an introduction to the world of web-based apps: how to select them, how to use them, and how to avoid problems.

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