XML is a way of describing data. An XML file can contain the data too, as in a database. It is a simplified subset of Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML). Its primary purpose is to facilitate the sharing of data across different systems, particularly systems connected via the Internet.
In this ever-changing world of software development, it's critical to keep up with technologies, methodologies and trends. Discover five tested and proven software development practices your team should be utilizing to accelerate software delivery.
Industry debate about the relative merits of OpenDocument Format (ODF) and Ecma 376 Office Open XML (OOXML) highlights the significance of the productivity application market shift from binary and proprietary file formats to vendor- and product-independent Extensible Markup Language (XML) models. The competitive stakes are huge, and the related political posturing is sometimes perplexing.
This white paper provides an overview of the growing opportunities for EDI managers and coordinators. It highlights how their role can change from being responsible for implementation of technologies for operational activities to being infrastructure leaders. It shows how they can deliver increased efficiencies and velocity for value chain automation, which increases visibility, control and agility for a business.
Design, Operate, Maintain (DOM) - key concepts in asset management and maintenance, repair and operation. Utility facility designers and those who operate and maintain those facilities need to work together closely to improve plant efficiency and business profitability over time.
The ability to offer customers business content in multiple formats, such as Web pages, email messages, Word documents, PDF documents, etc., is vital for meeting customers' needs and expectations in today's hyper-competitive Internet economy.
DITA is one of the most important innovations in XML publishing in recent memory. Though DITA is an IBM invention and plenty of material has been written about it already, this paper must be read as well to clear the air about any errors, omissions, or misinterpretations, from previous publications on this topic.
Security is one of the main issues when deploying Web services in the enterprise. This white paper discusses the advantages of an appliance over an agent-oriented architecture for Web services security, how cross platform interoperation is immediate with a hardened appliance, and why web services security is different from web server security.
The vast majority of IT professionals and business people agree that security is the leading concern for SOA and XML messages and most quickly realize that SSL is limited by not providing content security, auditability or reliability. This paper will discuss how to extend SOA beyond the perimeter through high performance.
Businesses are rapidly adopting Web services to provide new levels of integration between applications. By comparison with earlier data communications techniques, Web services are faster and cheaper to develop, quicker to deploy, and easier to adapt to emerging business needs. This paper discusses the special security challenges posed by the use of Web services, and how to secure networks against them.
This white paper discusses the three critical Web services deployment issues-security, provisioning connections, and operations. As each is owned by different factions within an enterprise, each can become a 'show stopper' to Web services deployment initially, and every time a change must be made.
Load balancers, name servers (e.g. DNS), even stock brokerage services are existing examples of virtual services in the worlds of networking and financial services. This paper will introduce the concept of virtual services for SOAs and provide details of the characteristics of virtual services that enable SOA success.
In highly competitive markets, technologies that save time and money earn top consideration. Until now, XML Web Services, often touted for their ability to create business value, has been left off the short list for implementation. In this case study you’ll see how RouteOne LLC redefined the credit application process for automobile dealers and their customers using XML Web Services technologies.
Organizations must adapt more rapidly than ever before - which means that they must align their IT environments with their business goals and deliver information on demand, when and where it is needed. In this white paper, the experts at IBM discuss how your company can meet this need for information on demand with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), a business-centric approach to IT architecture that supports integration through linked, repeatable business tasks or services.
This paper presents a complete, generic framework for creating modifiable, flowing PDF forms, based on XML content and standard XSL templates. It requires no programming to generate dynamic, fillable, custom PDF forms by mapping some RenderX XSL FO extensions to form elements.