You will of course be happy to know that Ada has been bound to the MSXML
control for around a year now and works well, so much so that there would be
no reason to use VB :-)
You may find of interest one of the two tutorials I am slated to give at
SigAda 2000. It is on creating GUIs for Win32 using XML and
HTML/DHTML/XHTML with addition of some other new techniques and tools. (The
other is an intensive one day session on creating and using COM/DCOM objects
with GNATCOM and Ada).
Also, if you are interested in SOAP, see Michael Erdmann's Ada
implementation at http://www.snafu.de/~boavista/soap.html
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Conn" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>; <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, June 12, 2000 11:39 PM
Subject: RE: XML is the killer app for open source Ada?
> Hi, Everyone,
> I just got back from the Microsoft Tech-Ed 2000 Conference in Orlando.
> I think it is interesting that you brought up these points, because
> they were a couple of the points emphasized at the conference:
> 1. XML is very hot; Microsoft has placed the MSXML Parser
> on every Windows 2000 and Pocket OS platform (both client and
> server) ... it is built into the OS and complies with their
> Document Object Model concept
> 2. SOAP is also very hot; it is now available as an add-in
> (with the latest MSDN subscription release) to Visual Studio
> 6 and will be standard with Visual Studio 7 (which is set for
> fall release)
> 3. On a related note, Web Parts (formerly called nuggets)is also
> hot for the Second Generation Digital Dashboard applications
> The theme of the conference was "Building the Business Internet."
> Richard Conn, Principal Investigator
> Reuse Tapestry
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of David Botton
> Sent: Monday, June 12, 2000 11:55 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: XML is the killer app for open source Ada?
> You may want to look at at Michael Erdmann's work on
> SOAP (a wire protocol for distributed programming
> using XML) to get some ideas for your project.
> David Botton
> --- Jacob Sparre Andersen <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Rush:
> > > Why compete with CORBA, Annex E & DCE where there
> > are
> > > already solutions in Ada and other language.
> > Indeed!
> > > XML is an area with much potential.
> > I am not sure you are right about it, but I am
> > willing to
> > give it a try.
> > [...]
> > Count me in to do some coding. I could use some XML
> > handling
> > tools myself.
> > Greetings,
> > Jacob
> > --
> > "We will be restoring normality as soon as we are
> > sure what is normal anyway."
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