That's excellent ... as to no reason to use VB, that's a different
matter. But I'm delighted to hear that Ada is bound to MSXML and
that someone is following the Microsoft technologies.
Now, is there an Ada compiler that runs under Microsoft UNIX
Richard Conn, Principal Investigator
From: David Botton [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2000 12:21 AM
To: Richard Conn; [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: XML is the killer app for open source Ada?
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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