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SOA Project Planning Aspects
Nov 18, 2005
This chapter takes the next step toward execution by focusing on how to plan an SOA project. The topics in this chapter constitute the best practices the authors have uncovered for forming a project office, how to define the phases of SOA adoption, the need for and mechanisms of SOA governance, and finally, the various project roles and how they interact with each other.
Defining Data with DTD Schemas
Nov 11, 2005
This chapter introduces you to schemas, including the two major types that are used to define data for XML documents, and then focuses on DTD. This chapter explores the inner workings of DTDs and shows you how to create DTDs from scratch.
Is Google Missing Your Web Site?
Nov 4, 2005
If it seems like everyone is using search engines these days, you’re paying attention. But what if your site isn’t found in Google? How do you get in on the action? The authors of Search Engine Marketing, Inc. show you how.
Making Wiki User-Friendly -- And Trustworthy
Oct 28, 2005
The concern on everyone's mind, at the recent Wiki Symposium, is making wiki work — while keeping its essential nature as a community-driven means for building a site.
A Practical Introduction to eBay's Web API
Oct 14, 2005
On-Demand Computing: A New Paradigm
Oct 6, 2005
When an organization as big as IBM stakes its future on a new approach to computing (called on-demand computing), we all should take note. Microsoft did the same thing when it bet the farm on its launch of Windows back in the 1990s. The main element of on-demand computing uses the IT infrastructure of today as a foundation for a more powerful model. Stephen Morris looks beyond the marketing hype to explore this model and what it might mean for IT workers.
Cutting Through the Hype: Where Web Services and SOA Are Really Working
Sep 16, 2005
Businesses talk a lot about incorporating web services to save development time, leverage and integrate with legacy systems, and justify ROI by reducing headcount. But are web services improving ROI for most businesses? And where exactly does service-oriented architecture fit into the many complex workflows of manufacturing? Louis Columbus talks about the reality behind the hype.
Implementing an XML Section Handler in .NET
Sep 16, 2005
Paul Kimmel demonstrates how to objectify custom XML sections in .config files by using the IConfigurationSectionHandler. This technique will treat external XML data seamlessly as homogeneous objects, which is the basis for interesting solutions like Microsoft's Exception Management Application Block. This article is adapted from Paul Kimmel's book, C# Express.
Jumpstart Functionality: Attach an XML Schema in Word 2003
Sep 16, 2005
Are you using XML to share data with other businesses in your field? XML schemas can simplify this process. Laurie Rowell explains how applying an XML schema to your Microsoft Word documents can impose a common XML format on them that will be recognized across multiple organizations. Within your own company or workgroup, XML schemas can structure and streamline publishing for faster layout and rapid updates.
Master iTunes 4.9’s Advanced Podcasting Features and Make Money with Personalized Podcasts
Sep 9, 2005
With podcasting, Joe Anybody can become a broadcaster. You don't even need sophisticated equipment: just your Mac, iTunes 4.9, and some podcasting software. Matthew David shows you how to use the advanced features in iTunes 4.9 to reach millions of iPod users with your message (and advertising).
Web Services and Contemporary SOA (Part II: Advanced Messaging, Metadata, and Security)
Aug 5, 2005
This chapter examines the relationships between the SOAP messaging framework and the various WS-* extensions in service-oriented architecture and the features that SOAP enables.
Marcel's Linux Walkabout: RSS Newsfeeds, the Linux Way
Jul 29, 2005
Want to stay updated on your favorite sites with minimal effort? You need a Linux news aggregator program that collects newsfeeds for you. Read all about it here and then check out Firefox and Akgregator.
Visual Studio 2005 Gets Its Own Toolkit for InfoPath Forms
Jul 29, 2005
Visual Studio 2005 includes a toolkit for building XML-based InfoPath form templates. Learn what it's all about, and what it might help you achieve.
Site Mapping: Home Is Where the Hub Is
Jul 22, 2005
Traditional web site organization conventions such as hierarchical site maps and top-down navigation schemes might not be the best way to address a user's findability needs. Keith Robinson discusses this issue, offering some alternative ways to get users to the content they need.
The Amazing Em Unit and Other CSS Best Practices
Jul 22, 2005
This chapter is about writing style sheets with style. By showing you case studies and how they are constructed, we give you a sense of how CSS can encode the visual presentation you want to achieve. More importantly, if you follow the guidelines in this chapter, your documents will behave well on a wide range of Web devices.
XML at JavaOne: Ten Years After
Jul 22, 2005
A decade ago, at the first JavaOne, XML was a non-entity. This year, XML was everywhere. Frank Coyle looks at the evolution of XML and Java, including the latest developments and announcements.
RSS Clustering: A Unique Approach for Managing Your RSS Feeds
Jul 8, 2005
Content syndicated via RDF site summary (RSS) feeds is a great feature of the Net, with one big drawback: WTMI (way too much information). Jose Nazario discusses a custom RSS aggregation approach that allows the user to handle large volumes of RSS data, as well as find interesting trends within the flood.
The Latest Salvo in the Spam Wars Appears in the Blogosphere: nofollow
Jun 24, 2005
There's a new HTML attribute in town called "nofollow" that's supposed to prevent weblog spam. In this article you'll learn about weblog spam, what the "nofollow" tag is, and how it might or might not help the situation.
XML Data to SQL Data: There and Back Again
Jun 17, 2005
Jesse Smith shows you how to use SQL Server 2000 to convert relational data to XML and vice versa, giving your applications easy XML support and compatibility.
The Meaning of Semantics Take II: Naming Conventions for Class and ID in CSS
May 27, 2005
Molly Holzschlag tells you how to write more effective ID and class names and gain insight into the changes in Web design methodology.

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