- louisgray.com: Should Fractured Feed Reader Comments Raise Blog Owners’ Ire?: Silicon Valley Blog – As a blogger, I am a content creator. I don't want my content stolen, or reposted without attribution or under somebody else's name. But I am also a huge advocate of RSS and continuing to adapt where the conversation is being held
- Reports of Windows’ demise are greatly exaggerated | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com – It’s not news that Windows is huge and unwieldy. Many (probably most) of Microsoft’s own Windows developers would agree with that premise. But to suggest that Microsoft is burying its head in the sand and hoping its problems just go away is ridiculous
- Comparing Amazon’s and Google’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Offerings | Enterprise Web 2.0 | ZDNet.com – Instead of just offering applications over the Web in the form of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Amazon and Google are offering an entire Platform-as-a-Service because they provide the foundation upon which to build highly scalable and robust Web apps
- Hartija – Css Print Framework – To solve this problem I decided to make universal Cascading Style Sheets for web printing by uniting all best CSS printing practises into one.
- Cisco switch consolidates functions in the data center – Cisco Systems Inc. today announced the Nexus 5000 series of server access switches, which are designed to consolidate storage, networking and virtualization functions in data centers. The switch unifies Fibre Channel over Ethernet with data center Etherne
- Alfresco’s sales up 320 percent, hits 30,000 active deployments | The Open Road – The Business and Politics of Open Source by Matt Asay – CNET Blogs – Yes, you can make lots of money with open-source software. Alfresco, a leading enterprise content management and collaboration vendor, just announced its 2007 financial results. The numbers speak for themselves:
- Google App Engine – Google Code – Run your web applications on Google's infrastructure. Google App Engine enables you to build web applications on the same scalable systems that power Google applications.
- The Enterprise Web 2.0 Blog: When Mashing Your Enterprise, It Pays To Have a Lot of Friends – There’s one thing we’ve always been certain about: no single vendor can address the entire enterprise mashup problem alone. It is critical to catalyze mashups in the enterprise with an ecosystem that surrounds those mashups, making them easier and mor
- GWT-Ext 2.0.3 released with charting, maps, portal and other goodies – GWT-Ext 2.0.3 has been released. This version is compatible with Ext 2.0.2 and GWT 1.5. The new features in this release are charts and maps plus all of the goodies already built in.
Daily del.icio.us for for January 3rd:
- A Gentle Introduction to SQL – Interactive SQL tutorial, learn about: SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, DB2, Mimer, PostgreSQL, SQLite and Access
- Amazon Web Services Developer Connection : Deploying Distributed J2EE Applications Using Amazon EC2 – How do you configure your Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) servers to offer the scalability of Amazon EC2 to your applications? This tutorial explains the basic procedures for using Amazon EC2 to deploy distributed J2EE applications.
- redhat.com | Cloud Computing with Red Hat Enterprise Linux – Cloud computing with Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a web-scale virtual computing environment powered by Amazon Web Services
- InfoQ: Building Service Oriented Architectures with Java Technology – Sun Microsystems started a tour in the US to present a comprehensive view of the technologies and approaches it recommends to build Service-Oriented-Architecture with Java Technology. Sun’s target architecture is a composite application platform which is
- Ajaxian » Cool and useful GWT Solutions – David Geary and Rob Gordon have launched a companion Website to their book on GWT. The website uses GWT itself of course, and the most interesting section is the example code that they have made available:
- The Best Links 2007 (kottke.org) – For the fourth year running, here are some of my favorite articles, videos, games, photography, discussions, and design pieces that I linked to in 2007. After you’re done with these, try the lists from 2004, 2005, and 2006.
Now that OPML 2.0 is out as a draft specification, I want to bring up the issue of the lack of support for OPML on the Java side. There are 2 libraries dealing with the idea of creation and consuming of syndication feeds: Informa and ROME.
Informa is an open-source (LPGL) Java framework for parsing, processing, and creating syndication feeds. The current release supports RSS 0.9x, RSS 1.0 / RDF, RSS 2.0, and Atom 0.3. Informa also support for OPML documents but it hasn’t seen any development since early June 2004. The news section of the Informa site claims that there is active development but I haven’t seen anything from them yet. I have used Informa in the past and it works great but hasn’t kept up with changing specifications.
The other open-source (Apache) Java library ROME, created by 3 Sun engineers is also a Java library for creating and parsing RSS and ATOM feeds. Today it accepts all flavors of RSS (0.90, RSS 0.91 Netscape, RSS 0.91 Userland, RSS 0.92, RSS 0.93, RSS 0.94, RSS 1.0, RSS 2.0,) and Atom 0.3 and 1.0 feeds. Unlike Informa, ROME has active development going on and the team is putting releases quite frequently. But the major item missing is OPML support – ROME does not support OPML at this time and have no timelines documented on their roadmap.
Jakarta FeedParser is another project that I should probably mention but it’s currently dormant in the Jakarta commons sandbox.
Is anyone looking at implementing OPML support for Java? Anyone know of another open-source effort going on to support OPML creation and consumption? Is Informa ever going to come out of hibernation? Anyone interested in starting a new project to implement a Java library for OPML?