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Richard Conn <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 12 Jun 2000 23:39:36 -0400
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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."

Rick
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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.

http://www.snafu.de/~boavista/soap.html

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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