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Re: Why XML for Messaging?


Re:  Why XML for Messaging?
On Fri, 3 Jun 2005 1:02 pm, Didier PH Martin wrote:
>..we finally get out of the dark ages and the actual
> mainframe centric architecture connected to dumb terminals (something we
> call a browser).

yes, but now you get to see the dark ages in colour... at least that is the
upside. And you get to look at jumping things called flash animations..

> It's incredible how fast we stepped backward. The evolution of the
> beginning 90s, compound documents (in a single package and with in place
> editing) and rich component based client-server environments disappeared;
> its like if dinosaurs came back and wiped out more intelligent life forms.

but at least programming and software development is so much better now..

> You have a messaging system (i.e. a MOM) one publisher need to publish
> content that can be consumed by a, b, and c. this has to be done with the
> least amount of efforts from the developer.

Years of experience has taught me to be really careful when anybody 
says  "all I want is a simple system that just....".

The reality is that stuff like that is always far from simple, no matter how
simple you try to make it. The devil is always in the detail.

An xml based system like that is not something that can be knocked
out in a weekend... "there are just too many function points" to quote
the classic software development phrase.

and if you are lucky enough to do that sort of thing for a living
then you probably have no interest in doing it as a "freebie".

Maybe you should have a look at JBoss and .net. I would be
surprised if they couldn't be made to do what you are after.

David

-- 
Computergrid : The ones with the most connections win.

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