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Happy Birthday XML!!!

Today, XML is 7 years old.

Irwin asked what we were doing at this time 7 years ago.  Well I was a Junior at Clinton High School in Clinton, Missouri taking PASCAL and BASIC.  I really hope they upgraded their development classes, maybe I should check.

What were you doing when XML was born?

Posted On Thursday, February 10, 2005 2:19 PM

2005 Predictions for syndication
I predict this will be the year of the Event! Whether it be OpenEvents or ESS, both I am a part of. One of them shall be victorious and we will see aggregators and sites publishing or subscribing to event information in a syndicated format. I also think the Atom/RSS battle will continue but people will decide to provide both because if you have one, you can easily support the other. Luckily ESS will support both so no matter who wins we are ready. This is a focus for OpenEvents as well. Long live ......

Posted On Saturday, January 1, 2005 6:15 PM

A great day for Microsoft XML
The team is back! The team is back! And with a blog. Mike Champion, who was a recent MS hire, started the XML Team blog along with his own blog on MSDN. Very cool, and thanks for listening. He also has a cool title, "Program Manager - XML Standards". Good job Mike, and we look forward to hearing from you and the team. Is Arpan back? Hopefully ......

Posted On Friday, December 17, 2004 9:43 AM

XML Developer Center News?
Irwin Dolobowsky has recently taken over the XML Developer Center at MSDN with many promises of a new center for XML developers. During his self admitting 2 or 3 "first post" entry, he states a few items he is going to do to make the dev center better. This post took place a month ago, and here are some results. Bring out the MVP's - Being one of the few MVP's in the area of XML, I can say that I have not been contacted on this front. I am guessing the functionality is there for this, since the other ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 7, 2004 7:12 AM

Wow, bad timing on MSDN TV
In this episode of MSDN TV Mark Fussell, former Lead Program Manager of the WebData XML Team, talks about XML features of Visual Studio 2005. Inside of which he talks about the XPathDocument being editable and XQuery support and we know that is not going to happen. The show is basically based on his article that needs to be updated, but that is doubtful since everyone on the WebData XML Team either left or has went back into an unknown hole to not be found. That is another problem for another day ......

Posted On Thursday, December 2, 2004 7:27 PM

First Dare, now Mark, why is everyone leaving System.Xml?
Wow, Mark Fussell is leaving System.Xml team for the WSE team! Congrats Mark! So now that Dare and Mark are gone, where are the System.Xml team bloggers? No I am not talking about the "Have-to-blog-bloggers", but the real bloggers that want to help the community understand System.Xml and it's power. Mark points us to Arpan Desai, but with a total of 9 post, I don't think he is going to be a valuable source. Pretty much looks like we are going into the dark with feature announcements for System.Xml ......

Posted On Friday, November 12, 2004 9:04 AM

Pitfalls of Previews
In the article by Mark Fussell named What's New in System.Xml for Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET Framework 2.0 Release, he shows us tons of new features coming into System.Xml. Well in my excitement, I figured public article released a week prior to the public preview, this stuff is in there. Wrong! About 75% of this articles content (which is great) is not available in the bits we have today. This makes it real hard on me because I am preparing a presentation for DevEssentials in June about the ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 20, 2004 7:02 AM

Dare is on Channel 9

Great vid, lets people know that XML does get complex if you go beyond configs and RSS.

Posted On Friday, April 16, 2004 1:43 PM

XML Dev Con Wrap up
All I can say is WOW! What a wonderful event. This is the first conference I have ever attended where I didn't skip a single session. Each was packed with information, some better than others, but none were irrelevant. The best part of every conference is the one-on-one networking. How many opportunities does a simple XML developer get to ride from the airport to the hotel with Tim Bray? Not many, in fact probably only once. The infamous Rory Blyth was amazing to watch, because he could ink photos ......

Posted On Friday, October 22, 2004 11:31 PM

Using XML For Navy Missile Systems
"This stuff isn't for sale". These are my notes from the presentation by Whitney Kemmey of the DoD. Software is mobile and can take battle damage and underwater. Re-targets missles and system maintance 8 years ago, main computer Main purpose of XML use is to speed up SOP process interaction. XML Parser = libxml ( The system flows is completely in XML instead of code. Best question was "Are you worried about other countries having faster parsers?", Answer, "No, we have bigger missiles" ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 20, 2004 4:53 PM

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