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XQuery 1.0: An XML Query Language
XQuery is designed to query XML data -not just XML files, but anything that can appear as XML, including databases. XQuery uses XPath expression syntax to address specific parts of an XML document. It supplements this with a SQL -like "FLWOR expression" for performing joins. A FLWOR expression is constructed from the five clauses after which it is named: FOR, LET, WHERE, ORDER BY, RETURN. XQuery is supported by all the major database engines ( IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, etc.) XQuery will become a W3C ......

Posted On Sunday, January 28, 2007 11:22 PM

POLITECNICO DI MILANO: Good university for foreign students
The Politecnico di Milano (University of Milan) is the largest technical university in Italy, with about 42,000 students. In Italy the term "Politecnico" means a state university consisting only of study programmes in Engineering and Architecture. Please note that, while in the British/American education system "Polytechnics" are technical schools, usually at a lower quality level than universities, in the Italian education system the "Politecnico" are technical universities, which rank, for teaching ......

Posted On Friday, January 26, 2007 4:37 PM

Extreame Programming (XP): a development methodology
We all know that methodologies implant discipline to software engineering process. The methodology adopted has a major impact on the execution of a project. XP Programming methodology has been adopted as an agile programming practice. XP is a deliberate and disciplined approach to software development. XP gives utmost importance to Customer and the practice revolves around meeting customer expectations. XP stresses on testing and mandates writing test scripts before developing. XP is considered to ......

Posted On Friday, January 26, 2007 1:15 AM

Prof. Muhammad Yunus Wins Nobel Prize for Micro-credit: A Great Achivement for Bangladesh
Muhammad Yunus The Nobel Peace Prize for 2006 The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2006, divided into two equal parts, to Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank for their efforts to create economic and social development from below. Lasting peace can not be achieved unless large population groups find ways in which to break out of poverty. Micro-credit is one such means. Development from below also serves to advance democracy and human rights. Muhammad Yunus has shown ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 10, 2007 8:47 AM

Code Smith Code Generator: An XML-based Code Generation with CodeSmith
Code generators are part of developers everyday life. Even if you don't realize it then read the following text and artical: A freeware template-based code generator that can generate code for any ASCII-based language. CodeSmith templates use a syntax nearly identical to ASP.NET and it may contain scripting code in C#, VB, or JScript. When you use CodeSmith to generate code, the CodeSmith engine combines static content in the template with dynamic metadata that can be supplied in a variety of formats. ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 10, 2007 8:43 AM

SlideShare: A place to share and discover slideshow with tagging
SlideShare is a free service for sharing presentations and slideshows. You can upload your PowerPoint and OpenOffice presentations, tag them, embed them into your blog or website, browse others' presentations, and comment on individual slides. It's a great way to share your ideas with others, or to learn from other people. And it's free >>> Now you can filter slideshows by language. You would also have to specify a language for every slideshow you upload. Now you can add users as your contacts; ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 10, 2007 8:39 AM

Good funding for Master degree: ICE - UNIONCAMERE PROJECT Scholarships
ICE-Unioncamere Scholarships for excellent students on the Como and Lecco Campuses, Italy I got this Scholarship (€ 10,000.00 per year) for the year 2006/2007 in merit-based category. It is the highest funding scholarship in Europe for doing Master of science. About this scholarship: ICE, in cooperation with the Lecco and the Como Chambers of Commerce, the Politecnico di Milano, one of the leading European technical universities, offers, to a limited number of foreign students, the opportunity to ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 9, 2007 11:55 PM

Use Google Docs & Spreadsheets
Create and share your work online with Google Docs & Spreadsheets: It is a free web-based word processing and spreadsheet program that keeps documents current and lets the people you choose update files from their own computers. You can, for example, coordinate your developer's assignments, access your task list from work or home, or collaborate with remote colleagues on a new development plan. And you can: Stored your documents and spreadsheets securely online Invite others to share or edit ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 9, 2007 4:41 PM

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