May 29, 2002
Long weekend (again) May is
Long weekend (again)
May is a great month (here in Germany). Lots of short weeks because of different holidays that just happen to all be in May. So it's time to lay down the weblogging pen until Monday. See y'all then.
The power of referers Sam
The power of referers
Sam notices I noticed he noticed :-). Yes referer logs are powerful tools indeed. Although I don't think Ugo ever noticed this. I tried to get him to notice a "secret message" just by using the referer log. BTW: Sam posted his remark at "4:27:16 AM " (his time) - and I wonder is he going to bed or getting up?
I want one Something completely
I want one
Something completely different - a Timex watch with GPS - way cool. I now run quite regularly and this would be an ideal toy to have. I don't think they are available in Europe yet - but perhaps I can get one in July in San Diego (where?). Will it function in Europe or are the satellite settings different?
Weblog article online My German
Weblog article online
May 28, 2002
Via Babble: "XSLT-based Mac web
Via Babble: "XSLT-based Mac web application server | Media Design in-Progress have announced Interaction, an XML/XSLT-powered community-oriented web application server for the Mac platform. [xmlhack] ". How does this compare to Cocoon?
Something we have planned for the
Something we have planned for the next preview version of sunBow - our Cocoon IDE
- Test Cocoon pipelines directly from the IDE using
- HttpUnit or
And there's a whole lot more in the pipeline. Stay tuned.
May 27, 2002
Heise News-Ticker: Weitere Abmahnwelle wegen
Heise News-Ticker: Weitere Abmahnwelle wegen unzureichendem Web-Impressum: "Weitere Abmahnwelle wegen unzureichendem Web-Impressum". Was bedeutet dies für S&N?
Be Blogging: "I've downloaded and
Be Blogging: "I've downloaded and installed it but, having nearly zero experience with eclipse, I am still trying to make sense of the user interface ;-)."
There is help at hand. Martin has just uploaded the "missing document" - Getting started with sunBow.
Sam Ruby: " I was
Sam Ruby: " I was just elected to the Apache Board of Directors."
May 24, 2002
Weekend thought In the past
In the past 10 years I have collected all the different visiting cards I receive on a pile on my desk. That pile is now about 6 inches high (I don't get that many). Take a walk down memory lane - go through the pile from top to bottom and see if you can remember where and when you got the card. Does the company still exist?
sunBow Preview version available We
sunBow Preview version available
We quietly roll out the first preview version of sunBow - an eclipse based IDE for Cocoon.
Weblog article in Computerwoche My
Weblog article in Computerwoche
My (German) article on Weblogging will appear in the printed version of the German IT weekly Computerwoche next weekend (31.5.2002). It will be in the CW-Extra supplement. Lots of great webloggers get a mention - for example: Sam, Dave, Adam. An online version will appear on their website slightly later as well.
May 23, 2002
Microsoft möchte nicht das im
Microsoft möchte nicht das im Pentagon Open Source Software eingesetzt wird [Washington Post].
Microsoft Corp. is aggressively lobbying the Pentagon to squelch its growing use of freely distributed computer software and switch to proprietary systems such as those sold by the software giant, according to officials familiar with the campaign.
But the effort may have backfired. A May 10 report prepared for the Defense Department concluded that open source often results in more secure, less expensive applications and that, if anything, its use should be expanded.
Sowohl NASA als auch CDC setzen übrigens Cocoon ein.
Dave: "Nathan Torkington at O'Reilly
Dave: "Nathan Torkington at O'Reilly likes this idea. And hey, he just started a Radio weblog. Looks like this year's Open Source Convention is going to have some good weblogs"
Yep - count me in. I still need to work out how to move this Weblog onto my iBook so that I can bring it with me and then blog to the 'log from the conference. And now it's time to practice the opening of my presentation "and if there is anyone here blogging this - it's Matthew with 2 'T's :-)".
Ugo is running out of
Ugo is running out of money:
Be Blogging: "This is the fourth Cocoon book to be published this year, if I'm not mistaken. I'd really like to buy them all, but it's starting to become expensive ;-)."
Ugo - no need to worry - you only need 1 :-).
SOAP Router - Application Routing
SOAP Router - Application Routing von SOAP Nachrichten
Rohit Khare's ICS Home Page: "His PhD research is focused on Application-Layer Internetworking, an architectural style for integrating decentralized systems. Its primary avatar is a SOAP Router. The only two documents on this topic at this point are a presentation from the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, SOAP Routing: The Missing Link and some raw notes. "
Interessante Überlegungen die sich auch für greoße Organisationen anbieten würden.
Netscape 7 Preview Release 1
CCOS Outline Jetzt sollte ein
Jetzt sollte ein Überblick übers CCOS zur Verfügung stehen (rechts).
May 22, 2002
Cocoon and commerciality I seem
Cocoon and commerciality
Willkommen ! Auf dieser Seite will
Auf dieser Seite will das CCOS versuchen die Technik der Weblogs auch für interne Zwecke zu erproben. Wir werden hier regelmäßig Infos zu den verschiedenen Themen veröffentlichen die wir so tagtäglich angehen, Dinge die wir interessant finden und Links zu Informationen die gelesen werden sollten. Mal sehen wie's wird.
May 21, 2002
Carsten posts an RT on
Carsten posts an RT on changing the cache key.
Berin starts a long thread on copyright law.
Grant Miller wants to use his own Store implementation.
Cederic is looking for companies that offer CMS based on Cocoon.
Cocoon Portal and REST Just
Cocoon Portal and REST
Just came accross this in Leighs last-week column on REST:
Apache Cocoon already offers a useful array of functionality in this space. The concept of a "sitemap" binds processing pipelines to HTTP requests, with the pipeline inputs being any mixture of static and dynamic resources. As the sitemap and pipeline definitions are themselves XML documents, one can imagine a suite of tools to allow point-and-click creation of services using Cocoon components.
The Cocoon portal already makes use of this and in fact the example services integrated are accessed using URIs. Moreover.com is the main provider we used to build the sample coplets. XML news in RSS format can be accessed from Moreover via a URI. Adding new external data is therefore as easy as defining the pipeline in the sitemap.
Welcome! Martin has a weblog.
Things I heard at Jax2002
Things I heard at Jax2002
Forgot to add these last week - but some interesting pieces of information I picked up at Jax2002 last week - all heard in presentations:
"SOAP messages can be sent using HTTP, SMTP or ftp"
"The Cocoon distribution contains Axis"
"Cocoon (2) consists mainly of XSP code. There is very little Java in it." - Carsten nearly jumped for the throat :-).
May 17, 2002
Weekend thought Gummi bears defeat
Gummi bears defeat fingerprint sensors [via Adam]. Now what do we need to defeat iris scans?
Wireless - well maybe At
Wireless - well maybe
At Jax2002 they had wireless Internet access (which is pretty new for German conferences). The lower floor of the hotel and the 6th floor had WLAN access. Well nearly. Trouble was that it didn't work in all the rooms on the respective floors. So in one case we had to move to a room where the WLAN did work - which seems pretty funny really - considering the goal is supposed to be access from anywhere. I was going to take my iBook and then blog the sessions - but I didn't think they would have wireless access. And my PC does not have a WLAN card. Not yet anyway.
Weblogging Portal At Jax2002 we
At Jax2002 we presented the Cocoon XML portal. We also showed how to add (just) a new stylesheet and change the layout of the portal completely. And then we showed how to integrate RSS feeds from Weblogs as coplets (portlets). That should make someone happy. Easy. Here is a screenshot of a Cocoon portal including the Weblog coplet in action. Still looking for other ideas for the O'Reilly presentation though.
Session quality At Jax2002 I
At Jax2002 I attended quite a number of sessions and generally found the non-vendor sessions to be the best. The non-vendor speakers were generally better informed and able to answer "difficult" questions. One example for a vendor session was titled "Web services on xyz platform". The speaker (who was from xyz) started off by saying that he knew little about Web services .. duh.
Back from Jax2002 900 attendees
Back from Jax2002
900 attendees in Frankfurt (more than last year!). Attended some very good sessions on various subjects such as JBoss, Struts, JCA. Some very bad sessions (unfortunately) as well. Our Cocoon XML Portal session had around 50 people there - altough it was the last session. Thanks to all that came! I have uploaded our session slides here.
Xopus news There seems to
There seems to be a pending open source version of Xopus for Netscape (via Ugo). This is good news for sure as it can enhance Cocoon even further.
Biz on Amazon The weblogging
Biz on Amazon
May 10, 2002
See y'all in a week
See y'all in a week
That's it from me for a week. Happy weblogging.
sunBow - Teaser Interested in
sunBow - Teaser
Interested in an IDE for Cocoon - check this out.
Ivelin announces a new version
Ivelin announces a new version of XMLForm
Leigh points to his Cocoon tutorials
The Livesite thread grows
Steven puts forward the idea of a SOAP transformer.
87,978 Amazon is now ranking
Amazon is now ranking the book. Still some way to go to reach #1 though :-)
May 08, 2002
Welcome! Gerhard (of Cocoon fame) has
Gerhard (of Cocoon fame) has a Radio weblog.
May 07, 2002
Scripting News: "This News.Com piece
Scripting News: "This News.Com piece is right on-topic for today's DaveNet. The reporter surveys BigCo's to find out if they have anything as concrete as the Google API to offer, and draws a blank. ". Read this to find an example of what media companies could offer.
Adam on Pim: "Morning news
Adam on Pim: "Morning news shows clips of foreign coverage. Most shocking was what I saw from the Bigs in the US. Without fail all three major networks (ABC,NBC,CBS) labeled Pim Fortuyn as ultra right and/or racist. Phrases such as "running on an anti muslim platform" or "the Dutch Le Pen" are incorrect", This is what the German TV is running as well.
Cocoon: "It can also be
Cocoon: "It can also be used to clean the cache or implement anything you want." Carsten starts work on extending the caching mechanism.
May 03, 2002
Cocoon Portal - New look
Cocoon Portal - New look and Radio!
We posted a screenshot of a different Cocoon portal look. We will be presenting this new look at Jax2002. In the example, only the stylesheet was redesigned. Notice that there is now also a coplet that will let you select from a predefined list of Radio Weblogs in RSS. Once selected the Weblog will be fetched each time you login. We are using a RadioTransformer to filter out some of the escaped tags that Radio includes in the <description> tag.
May 02, 2002
Radio woes The problems continue:
The problems continue: The server reported an error: Couldn't create the folder "L:\", because "The folder "L:\" wasn't found. No upstreams possible.
Update: Hopefully things are fixed now.
Ugo writes about the RSS
Ugo writes about the RSS problems we are having trying to aggregate Radio RSS feeds into the Cocoon portal. The escaped HTML is the problem. Alternatively, I could ask Dave to move to RSS 1.0. It's about time! ;-). I wrote to Dave on Tuesday about this - no answer yet. He has other problems methinks. All that being said, we have new coplet (Cocoon portlet) for Radio feeds working. It's just that the output isn't nice - because of the escaped HTML.