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Josh Reuben October 2014 Entries
The Power of XSLT and XQuery
About 15 years ago, software architect bright-sparks proposed transforming data into HTML as the mutt's nuts for web apps. Of course, upon implementation, webdevs literally retched at the complexity, and moved on to other shiny new things (web forms ?!?).HOWEVER, it must be stressed that XSLT is a [neglected] INCREDIBLY POWERFUL tool for semi-structured data transformation, and its cousin XQuery is an awesome weapon for querying hierarchal data.So, here are my reference notes: XPath Overview - syntax ......

Posted On Thursday, October 9, 2014 5:32 AM

PMML – Predictive Model Markup Language
PMML Overview An XML standard managed by the Data Mining Group (www.dmg.org ) whose members include IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAS, SPSS,, NCR, SAP, KXEN, Magnify, MINEit, & StatSoft Predictive Model Markup Language (PMML) is an XML mark up language to describe statistical and data mining models. PMML describes the inputs to data mining models, the transformations used prior to prepare data for data mining, and the parameters which define the models themselves. It is the most widely deployed data ......

Posted On Thursday, October 9, 2014 4:44 AM

Standard Modern C++ in a Nutshell
Modern C++ Coding Style This post is based upon the standard - not supported with VC compiler ! Try these techniques using GCC / LLVM compilers and QtCreator / CLion IDEs Avoid C programming style idioms = rather than strcpy() for copying , == rather than strcmp() for comparing use const , constexpr functions rather than #DEFINE, macros Avoid void*, unions, and raw casts (use static_cast instead) use std:string instead of char* avoid pointer arithmetic To obey C linkage conventions, a C++ function ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 8, 2014 7:53 AM

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