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.NET - A Complete Development Cycle It's all a question of balance. You can apply these words of wisdom to managing software development projects and to planning out the contents of a book, but it's still a tightrope walk. Gunther Lenz and Thomas Moeller have learned this balance from their many software projects and now try to reflect their experience in this book - which, as the cover says - covers the complete development cycle of a .NET software project. In almost minute detail then we are taken through the analysis, design, implementation, deployment, and maintenance strategies of a C# and ASP.NET photoshop application, found on the CD supplied with the book. And somehow, in 540 pages we manage to cover pretty much everything that would make a hobbyist coder at home on a large-scale, structured enterprise project. Everything except experience and good, solid pro... (more)

SYS-CON Launches "Virtualization 2009" Website for Virtualization Journal

SYS-CON Media announced today that the Website showcasing one of its most distinguished titles, Virtualization Journal, has been stunningly re-designed and re-launched at Virtualization 2009 - where under the technical-savvy leadership of Editor David Linthicum, Virtualization Journal continues to publish in-depth perspectives, technical features, industry columns, book reviews and excerpts, all written by thought leaders in the worldwide Virtualization community. Most important, the all-new site introduces for the first time a welter of new and original social features, including the ability for every member of the Virtualization community to create his or her own wholly individual customized home page, in connection with the articles and blogs they contribute to the community. It is now simple to become a high-profile member of the most active group of Virtualiza... (more)

MySQL Journal Launched on Ulitzer

MySQL Journal launched today on Ulitzer MySQL, written in C and C++, was first released internally on 23 May 1995. Version 5.1 was released 27 November 2008 and the next version will MySQL 6. In April 2009, Oracle Corporation entered into an agreement to purchase Sun Microsystems, current owners of the MySQL intellectual property. Although the deal was approved by Sun's board of directors, it has not yet been finalized. Ulitzer content is grouped in 25 distinct subjects from "Aerospace and Defense" to "Travel and Hospitality." Each subject group offers an unlimited number of topics, and each topic may contain thousands of peer-reviewed feature stories, bylined articles, blog posts, news, reviews, commentary, and unique editorial content authored by top experts in their fields. Ulitzer is designed to replace Wikipedia with Its three-dimensional live content offerings a... (more)

Software AG SOA World News Coverage Initiated on Ulitzer

Software AG SOA World News coverage initiated today on Ulitzer. Ulitzer content is grouped in 25 distinct subjects from "Aerospace and Defense" to "Travel and Hospitality." Each subject group offers an unlimited number of topics, and each topic may contain thousands of peer-reviewed feature stories, bylined articles, blog posts, news, reviews, commentary, and unique editorial content authored by top experts in their fields. Ulitzer is designed to replace Wikipedia with Its three-dimensional live content offerings and dynamic topic structure. "Facebook established itself as the new and improved tool for Myspace users and Ulitzer will establish itself as the new, much improved, dynamic, and  three dimensional version of Wikipedia with live content," said Fuat Kircaali, founder of Ulitzer, Inc. "Ulitzer is an original and unique tool for readers who seek quality content ... (more)

Ulitzer Published SOA Exec to Run IBM's Worldwide Sales

Channel Web reported today that Sandy Carter will take the helm at IBM as vice president of worldwide partner sales. Carter published three SOA articles on Ulitzer with more than 65,000 page views. Ulitzer content is grouped in 25 distinct subjects from "Aerospace and Defense" to "Travel and Hospitality." Each subject group offers an unlimited number of topics, and each topic may contain thousands of peer-reviewed feature stories, bylined articles, blog posts, news, reviews, commentary, and unique editorial content authored by top experts in their fields. Ulitzer is designed to replace Wikipedia with Its three-dimensional live content offerings and dynamic topic structure. "Facebook established itself as the new and improved tool for Myspace users and Ulitzer will establish itself as the new, much improved, dynamic, and  three dimensional version of Wikipedia with li... (more)

Book Review: Processing XML Documents with JDeveloper 11g

I was recently asked to write a book review on Processing XML Documents with JDeveloper 11g by Deepak Vohra, among several other bloggers here, here, here and here. The thing about book reviews, like movie reviews, is the interpretation by the reviewer is subjective. The trick is for you the review reader to work out does the reviewer have the same tastes and likes as you. If yes that should mean that the book review will be relevant to you potentially giving a recommendation that suits your needs. If no you might miss a really good book or waste a couple of those hard earned squid. So where do I come from to help you assess if I'm "your" type of reviewer? I'm a both a consultant *and* a trainer. I'm interested in how the story is told as much as what is told. I'm looking for clear examples, a logical A-B-C progression path, and like everyone else something to keep me... (more)

Welcome to a Truly Independent Voice in the World of .NET

From the upcoming Preview Issue of .NET Developer's Journal Welcome to the first issue of SYS-CON Media's new .NET Developer's Journal. We've started this magazine because we're excited about .NET. We're excited about Visual Studio .NET's ability to bring the power of drag-and-drop, GUI-based development to even the most complicated kinds of development. We're excited about the .NET Framework's potential for radically decreasing the amount of custom code developers must write. Finally, perhaps most of all, we're excited about .NET's potential to become the industry's platform of choice for XML Web services development - not just on Windows, but on all manner of devices and operating systems. As editor-in-chief, I want to make two promises to you regarding our content. The first is that we'll always be a truly independent voice on .NET technologies. We'll give you the... (more)

XML's Contribution to Web Services

Professional XML Web Services isn't really an XML book, but more a pure Web services book. The XML part is because XML is used to represent Web services (in the WSDL, for example). The book covers many types of Web services, not just XML Web services (a term that's like a binary executable). The book consists of 15 chapters. That's not much, if you take into account that it was written by 12 authors. In fact, no author has written more than two chapters. I must admit that my feelings about the result are mixed. Some chapters flow really well and are clear to read, but others take more time to swallow. And although it's usually a good idea to let each author write about his or her favorite topic, in this case it also results in a lot of information that's repeated. The best way to view this book is just as a collection of 15 really long papers. That way you can select... (more)

The Future's So Bright For Open Source I've Got to Wear Shades

I recently broke my glasses though I admit I don't wear them much and I started to notice that I was squinting more. Sometimes I could make out what was going on on my Linux desktop, which is set to a whopping 1920 x 1200 resolution, but I couldn't quite make out some items without closer inspection. That's like the way I think businesses and government agencies have come to view Linux and Open Source. They've been squinting at the "Open Source movement" knowing that there's something worth looking at there but not quite making out the details. I think those days are ending since the drought in IT spending has left the wary IT buyer looking for more efficient and cost-effective solutions that give them big returns on their IT dollars - or at least don't waste them on what, in hindsight, turns out to be frivolous solutions that don't return what was promised. What ... (more)

SYS-CON Launches "RIA 2009" Website for AJAX World Magazine

SYS-CON Media announced today that the Website showcasing one of its most distinguished titles, AJAX World Magazine, has been stunningly re-designed and re-launched at RIA 2009 - where under the technical-savvy leadership of longtime Editor Jeremy Geelan, AJAX World Magazine continues to publish in-depth perspectives, technical features, industry columns, book reviews and excerpts, all written by thought leaders in the worldwide AJAX RIA community. Most important, the all-new site introduces for the first time a welter of new and original social features, including the ability for every member of the AJAX RIA community to create his or her own wholly individual customized home page, in connection with the articles and blogs they contribute to the community. It is now simple to become a high-profile member of the most active group of AJAX experts anywhere on the Web, ... (more)

SYS-CON Launches "SOA 2009" Website for SOA World Magazine

SYS-CON Media announced today that the Website showcasing one of its most distinguished titles, SOA World Magazine, has been stunningly re-designed and re-launched at SOA 2009 - where under the technical-savvy leadership of longtime Editor Sean Rhody, SOA World Magazine continues to publish in-depth perspectives, technical features, industry columns, book reviews and excerpts, all written by thought leaders in the worldwide SOA community. Most important, the all-new site introduces for the first time a welter of new and original social features, including the ability for every member of the SOA community to create his or her own wholly individual customized home page, in connection with the articles and blogs they contribute to the community. It is now simple to become a high-profile member of the most active group of SOA experts anywhere on the Web, and with just a f... (more)