04
Mar
2014
Kurt Cagle

XML Today to be Rebooted

For a number of reasons, XMLToday has been left to languish, and trying to deal with the spam and related content on this site has become unworkable. I will be rebooting the site, with a somewhat different focus, over the course of the next month. I will likely not be keeping any of the articles here, and will start with a clean state (and perhaps different blogging environment)

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17
Jan
2013
Kurt Cagle

XML Today and Semantic Modeling

There has not been a lot of traffic on XMLToday.org in the last few months. As a few of you may be aware, I recently moved from Annapolis, MD to Issaquah, WA in order to be closer to my family during a medical emergency. Between the move and the holidays, I have not had a lot of time to spend on XML related blog posts, though this hiatus has given me a chance to think about the directions I'm wanting to take both my own career and the various instruments that I use to blog ideas from that.

10
Oct
2012
Kurt Cagle

XML Prague Call for Papers

XML Prague 2013 is now welcoming submissions for presentations on the
following topics:

28
Jul
2012
Kurt Cagle

Avoiding Babel - Health Insurance Models and Distributed Exchanges

I've had a chance to watch the evolution of the Federally Facilitated Exchange Health Insurance Exchange Data Services Hub (FFE HIX DSH) system, and its been a fascinating case studio. The program's name is a mouthful that sounds impressive, and in certain respects it is, though in others it's actually quite simple.

26
Jul
2012
Kurt Cagle

HTML5 and HTML.next

The challenges of writing a blog while working full time is that sometimes the opportunities for research in depth are simply not there. I had an interesting email from Ian Jacobs, head of W3C Communication, who provided a view of the situation much closer to the ground, and that cleared up a fair amount of confusion from the sources I'd seen. Specifically, Mr. Jacobs wrote:

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27
May
2012
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Putting CoffeeScript into XQuery Databases

One of the central challenges that vendors such as MarkLogic face right now is the limited number of XQuery developers currently in the marketplace, to the extent that it is becoming an impediment to adoption of these databases.

18
Jan
2012
Kurt Cagle

Stop SOPA/PIPA and HR 3699

I don't normally drag political issues onto the pages of XMLToday, but the onslaught of bad legislation that are little more than corporate power grabs needs to be stopped. SOPA and PIPA, intended to "protect" intellectual property, looks like an open invitation not only to dismantle the open source community, but could be used to imprison people who argue against the government or against powerful corporate sponsors.

20
Dec
2011
Kurt Cagle

2012 Forecast: Pulling out the Crystal Ball

The year 2011 has been characterized by revolutionary fervor - change is everywhere, often coming out of nowhere, upending the traditional establishment that had held sway for so long. It's a motif that's played out in the streets worldwide as financiers everywhere went from being the wunderkinds and heroes of entrepreneurship to becoming grasping, thieving robber barons, at least in the public perception, and as people tossed out of work, tossed out of their homes, in short becoming the ultimate disposables, finally started fighting back.

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