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Contents
 
XML converter for XMLSPY
Introduction to Jython
Resources from IBM
eCulture newsletter March
OpenOffice.org debuts 1.1 beta
Online virtual security exhibit
Dragon NaturallySpeaking 7
XML tutorials
Mobile blogging
EU - emerging technologies
VR resources
Information Society World Summit
European IST Prize
alphaWorks latest downloads
Beta testers for DiGRA.org
W3C Royalty-Free Patent Policy
Verity Federator
ZyWeb 3.0 launched
Java-based multimedia
McDonald's offers wireless access
Embedded UML
XML web services security
 
Events news and resources
 

XML converter for XMLSPY

Altova software and CambridgeDocs have announced the xDoc Plug-in, a tool for migrating unstructured content from Microsoft Word, HTML, and PDF documents, directly into Altova's XMLSPY. The Java-based software (for Windows 2000 and XP) aims to helps businesses transform volumes of pre-existing unstructured documents into a number of industry "standard" schemas such as NewsML, HR-XML and DocBook XML. An evaluation version is available for download.

URL: http://www.cambridgedocs.com/products_xmlspyplugin.htm
URL: http://www.altova.com/download

Introduction to Jython

An article on Developer.com explains: "What you get when you cross Python and Java? An implementation of the Python scripting language written in 100% pure Java that runs under any compliant Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Using Jython, you can write Python programs that interact with any Java code. The Jython interpreter supports a number of shortcuts, which make using Java libraries as easy as using your own Python code".

URL: http://www.developer.com/lang/other/article.php/2170111

Resources from IBM

The IBM DeveloperWorks site is a mine of information for developers working in the content management and delivery field. Constantly being updated and added to a few recent announcements of likely interest to El.pub readers:

"Create multi-purpose Web content with XSLT" - as more and more devices become web-enabled, it is crucial that your content be available in multiple forms, such as traditional web pages, mobile phones, or web services. This tutorial demonstrates how to set up a Java servlet that detects the type of display that is necessary and automatically produces appropriate markup for the content that uses XSLT.

URL: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/education/r-xwebxslt.html?ca=dnt-411

"XHTML apps go mobile" - in which a regular contributing developer to the site demonstrates the beauty of XHTML applications and how to deliver them to mobile devices.

URL: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/education/r-wixhtml.html?ca=dnt-411

"Getting started with JML" - "The Java Modeling Language (JML) adds annotations to Java code enabling developers to specify what methods do without saying how they do it. With JML, developers can describe a method's intended functionality without regard to implementation. In this way, JML extends the object-oriented principle of postponing procedural thinking into the stage of method design". In this primer, a Java programming consultant introduces JML and some of its most important declarative constructs.

URL: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/j-jml.html?ca=dnt-411

eCulture newsletter March

The March 2003 issue of the eCulture newsletter has been published by the European Commission. Available online, a pdf version for download will be available shortly. Contents includes: European Commission news, FP6 news, Project news (including Diffuse, TRIS, NRG, Wedelmusic/Musicnetwork, Erpanet, and the Pulman public libraries project), events news and reports. There is also a special feature article on the new Norwegian Archive, Library and Museum Authority.

URL: http://www.cordis.lu/ist/ka3/digicult/newsletter.htm

OpenOffice.org debuts 1.1 beta

The first beta of OpenOffice.org 1.1 version has been released. OpenOffice.org is charged with creating an international office productivity suite that will run on all major platforms and "provide access to all functionality and data through open-component based APIs and an XML-based file format."

URL: http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/source/1.1beta/index.html
URL: OpenOffice.org http://www.openoffice.org/

Online virtual security exhibit

ITsecurity.com has launched a virtual security exhibition on the Internet, ITsecurity.com. Show According to the company the site includes "almost 200 security vendors and nearly 1000 mainstream security products".

URL: show http://www.itsecurity.com/show/foyer.htm
URL: ITsecurity.com http://www.itsecurity.com

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 7

ScanSoft's Dragon NaturallySpeaking 7 Professional, is the latest release of its speech recognition software for Microsoft Windows. The company believe that the software is "the most accurate version of the product ever, boasting a 15 percent improvement over the previous release", claiming speech to text conversion rates "at up to 160 words-per-minute". The new release also includes the DNS SDK, a developer toolkit that can be used to speech-enable commercial and in-house applications, including web-based content management, customer relationship management (CRM) and database applications.

URL: ScanSoft http://www.ScanSoft.co.uk
URL: http://www.scansoft.co.uk/naturallyspeaking/locator

XML tutorials

Roger Costello and David Jacob have created three tutorials which are available for download:

"XML Design (A Gentle Transition from XML to RDF)"

URL: http://www.xfront.com/rdf/

"Inferring and Discovering Relationships using RDF Schemas"

URL: http://www.xfront.com/rdf-schema/

"OWL Web Ontology Language"

URL: http://www.xfront.com/owl/

Mobile blogging

The European mobile messaging provider ucp morgen has introduced what is believed to be the world's first mobile blogging application, called mobileblog.

URL: http://www.ucpmorgen.com/
URL: press release http://www.ucpmorgen.com/news_press-release-2003031701_en.html

EU - emerging technologies

The European Commission's new and emerging science and technology (NEST) programme has been set-up to facilitate communication between the research community and European Commission. The NEST programme is an attempt to encourage the R&D community to explain to the Commission the importance of emerging technology fields and at the same time explore their potential, both theoretical and actual, through a few clearly defined research objectives.

URL: http://www.cordis.lu/fp6/nest.htm
URL: http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/fp6/nest/index_en.html

VR resources

INI-Graphics Net is the International Network of Institutions for advanced education training and R&D in computer graphics technology systems and applications. The organisation's web site includes reports on computer graphics and VR projects in Germany (English and German). One of the projects from the VR World Congress organised by INFORM and held in Paris is covered in the last publication of 2002. Complete journals/reports, or individual abstracts, can be downloaded from the site.

URL: reports http://www.inigraphics.net/publications/topics/index.html
URL: http://www.inigraphics.net/

Information Society World Summit

The results of the second meeting of the preparatory committee for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) are now available on the WSIS web site as the draft declaration of principles and draft action plan. The Summit will be held in Geneva 10-12 December 2003 and in Tunis 16-18 November 2005 with the objective of developing a declaration of principles and an action plan that will ensure the benefits and rights of the information society are extended to all. Comments on both drafts are being actively encouraged.

URL: WSIS http://www.itu.int/wsis
URL: draft declaration downloads http://www.itu.int/wsis/documents/listing.asp?lang=en&c_event=pci|1&c_type=td|

European IST Prize

The European IST Prize is the most distinguished award for innovative products and services in the field of Information Society Technologies. The competition is open to all companies or organisations who present an innovative IT product. The theme for this year’s competition is "novel products or services with a high information technology content and evident market potential".

The rewards for nominees and winners are substantial. 50-70 nominees will be selected from the applicants. All nominees will receive promotion of their products and companies. 20 winners will be selected from the nominees and each will receive a prize of €5,000 and exhibition of their new product at the IST event in Milan from 2 to 4 October 2003. From the 20 winners three Grand Prize winners will each receive an impressive trophy and €200,000. The deadline date for entries is 15 May 2003.

URL: http://www.ist-prize.org/

alphaWorks latest downloads

A number of free trial downloads of alphaWorks emerging technologies are available from this IBM sponsored site, including:

• Mobile 3D Viewer - a prototype application that renders three-dimensional models at interactive rates on a Pocket PC device. Mobile 3D Viewer includes user-selectable rendering options and an interface for controlling model-viewing transformations such as zoom, rotate, and move. The 3D models can be lit, texture-mapped, and Gouraud-shaded. A tool is provided for converting models from VRML to the optimized format used by the viewer.

URL: http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/tech/mobile3d?Open&ca=daw-flts-032703

• Simple Browser Productivity Components are a collection of small web-based applications that run in a browser. These components enable the user to interact with rich content in a "workflow" and provide integration into a process or application within a business portal environment.

URL: http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/tech/sbpc?Open&ca=daw-flts-032703

• XML Integrator (XI) - a tool for bi-directional data conversion between XML and structured data formats such as relational or LDAP data. This tool externalises the specification of the mapping between XML and relational databases. The new release of XI contains insert/update/delete capabilities for LDAP data sources and fixes various problems encountered by users of XI.

URL: http://www.alphaWorks.ibm.com/tech/XI?Open&ca=daw-flut-032703

• IBM's XML for C++ parser (XML4C) is a set of three shared C++ libraries with classes for parsing, generating, manipulating, and validating XML documents in over 150 different encodings. Version 5.2 includes C++ namespace support, Schema 1.0 errata implementation, experimental XML 1.1, more DOM L3 Core, and support for Linux/390, performance improvements and many other fixes.

URL: http://www.alphaWorks.ibm.com/tech/xml4c?Open&ca=daw-flut-032703

• XML Security Suite - a tool that provides security features such as digital signature, encryption, and access control for XML documents. These features are apparently beyond the capability of transport-level security protocols such as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).

URL: http://www.alphaWorks.ibm.com/tech/xmlsecuritysuite?Open&ca=daw-fllt-032703

To subscribe, to the free alphaWorks newsletter send a blank message to the email address below.

Email: mailto:alphaworks-subscribe@ibm.email-publisher.com

Beta testers for DiGRA.org

The DiGRA working group is currently setting up and evaluating different ways to disseminate information and to offer some members-only services at the association web site. It is now possible for you to contribute to this process by becoming a beta tester. There are currently two slightly different installations, one based on PHPNuke and one on Geeklog. You can take a look and subscribe to these as test users via the links below. Currently DiGRA would like to get opinions on the general usability of the two systems (there are differences in the ways they have been set up) and particularly on the features comments are being encouraged.

Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) is a non-profit, international association of academics and practitioners whose work focuses on digital games and associated activities. Focus technologies of the association include (but are not restricted to) existing types of computer and video games, online games, arcade games, games on handheld and mobile devices and games delivered through digital television or other forms of interactive technologies.

URL: PHPNuke-based prototype site http://www.digra.org/digra/html/
URL: PHPNuke-based prototype site subscribe http://www.digra.org/geeklog/users.php?mode=new
URL: Geeklog-based prototype site http://www.digra.org/geeklog/
URL: Geeklog-based prototype site subscribe http://www.digra.org/digra/html/modules.php?name=Your_Account

URL: DiGRA home http://www.digra.org/


W3C Royalty-Free Patent Policy

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has begun what it expects to be the final review of its proposed Royalty-Free Patent Policy. The policy aims to solve a specific problem - to reduce the threat of blocking patents on key components of web infrastructure.

The W3C Patent Policy Working Group was launched in October 1999, after a patent claim against P3P derailed the development of that technology. Based on a legal analysis of the claim, the threat was removed, and work successfully resumed. The primary goal of the W3C Patent Policy Working Draft is to enable W3C Recommendations to be implemented on a royalty-free basis. The policy also requires patent disclosure by W3C Members when they are aware of patents, their own or others, that may be essential to the implementation of W3C Recommendations.

Both W3C Members and the general public are being encouraged to participate in the review, which is scheduled to last for six weeks, ending on 30 April, 2003.

URL: English press release http://www.w3.org/2003/03/patentpolicy-pressrelease.html.en
URL: French press release http://www.w3.org/2003/03/patentpolicy-pressrelease.html.fr
URL: summary of patent policy http://www.w3.org/2003/03/19-patentsummary.html
URL: Patent Policy Working Group Royalty-Free Patent Policy http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-patent-policy-20030319/

Verity Federator

Verity Federator is described as "a Java infrastructure with a public application programming interface (API) designed to seamlessly integrate the search systems of Verity Ultraseek (formerly Inktomi Enterprise Search) and Verity K2 Enterprise (K2E) customers. The new offering is also designed to allow customers to use K2E's advanced classification and personalisation functionality across all content, including third-party content sources and applications, regardless of where the content is stored".

URL: http://www.verity.com
URL: http://www.verity.com/company/press/releases/2003/20030318.html

ZyWeb 3.0 launched

The online ZyWeb site builder, ZyWeb 3.0, has been launched with new photo album and photo frame capabilities. A free 30-day trial is available via the company's site.

URL: http://www.zyweb.com
URL: examples website with photo album http://www.zyworld.com/zyexamples/photogallery
URL: example web page with photo frames http://www.zyworld.com/zyexamples/frames/

Java-based multimedia

helloNetwork, is a Java-based end-to-end streaming media platform that delivers both live and recorded video, audio, and data to any Java-enabled device, including mobile phones, PDAs, PC web browsers, and digital television set-top boxes.

URL: http://www.hellonetwork.com

McDonald's offers wireless access

Selected McDonald's restaurants in New York are offering high-speed wireless Net access for customers. The pilot programme currently includes 10 McDonald's restaurants in Manhattan and is "scheduled to expand to several hundred restaurants in three major US markets by year's end". McDonald's and Intel have launched a joint marketing campaign promoting the pilot programme which coincides with the launch of Intel Centrino mobile technology for notebook PCs that feature built-in wireless capability.

URL: McDonald's wireless pilot http://www.mcdwireless.com
URL: Intel Centrino http://www.intel.com/products/centrino/more_info

Embedded UML

Two German companies, Gentleware AG and method park Software AG, have entered a strategic cooperation to develop "Poseidon for UML Embedded Edition". Both companies are among the leaders in the field of UML-technology and will jointly develop and market the product which they hope will become the preeminent UML tool used in embedded application development. The product is expected to be launched in April 2003 at a price of 2499 Euro.

URL: Gentleware http://www.gentleware.com/
URL: method park http://www.methodpark.com/

XML web services security

Westbridge has released the latest version of its flagship XML Message Server (XMS) for public availability. Westbridge XMS 2.5 adds support for WS-Security 1.0, HTTP-based authentication and "additional customer-requested features for managing the large and complex environments many early adopters of web Services are beginning to experience".

Westbridge Technology http://www.westbridgetech.com/


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