To Members and Friends of DC SIGAda
Our Next Meeting is scheduled for 12 October 2000 as a Joint Meeting
of the Baltimore and DC
SIGAda Chapters. Clyde Roby, of IDA, will be speaking on Introduction
to Web Technologies for
Effective Dissemination of Information - Part III. The presentation
will start at 7:30 P.M.
(Refreshments and Social at 7:00 P.M.) at the Lockheed Martin
Corporation in Rockville, Maryland
Snacks and soft drinks will be served at 7:00 PM, the general meeting
will start at 7:30 PM,
followed by the program.
Abstract: Introduction to Web Technologies for Effective Dissemination of
Information - Part III
This presentation is based on the tutorial given at SIGAda'98 and
SIGAda'99 by Currie Colket,
Brad Balfour, Clyde Roby, and John McCormick and augmented by David
Wheeler on the Ada95
binding to the CGI.
Introduction to Web Technologies for Effective Dissemination of
Information is broken down into 3
Part I: Introduction to HTML and XML
Part II: Ada Binding to the Common Gateway Interface (CGI) to Process
Part III: Effective Design Strategies Appropriate to Disseminating
Information and Tools to
Manage Development of Web Pages
Part I was presented on 9 December 1999; Part II was presented on
Thursday 10 February. Part
III will be presented on Thursday, 12 October. Part III is consists of:
1.Effective Design Strategies Appropriate to Disseminating
Information with the
main goal to help understand the many ways that the WWW can be
communicate information. It has a secondary goal to help new
choose appropriate techniques from among the many that the web
ways to organize various types of information are included.
This section provides things
to think about in designing a web site based on almost a decade
of experience on
managing web sites.
2.Tools to Manage Development of Web Pages addresses tools that
are effective in
developing, organizing, and updating the Web Site. It also
includes tools useful for
analyzing the correctness of the web site and fixing problem
areas. Basically this section
covers tools to do the Job.
Each Part is independent, i.e., Part III will be valuable to a
listener even without having
attended Parts I and II.
Presenter: Clyde Roby
Clyde Roby received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from
West Virginia University in
1972. He received his Master of Science degree in Information and
Computer Science from
Georgia Tech in 1979. He is currently a Research Staff Member with the
Institute for Defense
Analyses with interests in computer and network security, electronic
commerce, and web
technologies as well as software engineering. He has been involved
with Ada for over two decades
and with various working groups of SIGAda, including the Ada Bindings
Working Group (ABWG)
and the ASIS Working Group (ASISWG). He has been using World Wide Web
the early 1990s to communicate effectively for international
standardization efforts. His email
address is [log in to unmask]
Lockheed Martin Corporation
9211 Corporate Boulevard
Rockville, Maryland 20874
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1.Take I-270 West to Shady Grove Exit;
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courtyard area. It is building
#9211, as marked. Parking lots are on the left and right.
7.Enter main lobby. Stop at guard desk to check in.
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SIGAda 2000 Conference Approaching
Please plan to attend the ACM SIGAda 2000 Conference from 12-16
November 2000 at the
Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory in Laural,
Maryland. Whether you are from
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is today and where it is
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If you can't attend the entire conference, please reserve either
Wednesday, 15 November, or
Thursday, 16 November, for a joint meeting with the Baltimore SIGAda
Chapter in conjunction
with the ACM SIGAda 2000 Conference. Details later.
Please mark 14 December on your calendar when James W. Moore will be
speaking on Software
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