DCML / OASIS : Cooperation ‘On-Demand’ for Standards Groups

Cooperation ‘On-Demand’ for Standards Groups
August 30, 2004
Cooperation ‘On-Demand’ for Standards Groups
By Michael Singer
An Internet standards body is working to bring various utility computing standards under one roof.
Data Center Markup Language finds home in OASIS
Utility computing spec takes refuge in OASIS

Data appliances smarten up their act | The Register

Data appliances smarten up their act | The Register
By Peter Abrahams, IT-Analysis
Published Thursday 26th August 2004 10:47ツGMT
The phrase “the network is the computer” was originally coined to suggest that computers connected by a network make a much more powerful solution. But, nowadays it has another connotation as more and more intelligence is being put into network appliances.
An appliance is a device that provides a limited, well-defined function as compared to a general-purpose computer that can provide any function. The advantage of appliances is that they remove a lot of the complexity of a general-purpose machine and this means that they are more reliable and faster. They sit on the network in a similar way to hardware routers and firewalls, hence the view that network is becoming the computer. They in fact tend to be built using standard hardware and run a cut down version of UNIX that provides just sufficient function for their needs. Their potential down side is that they have to be connected together in complex configurations to provide a total solution, the complexity adds to the total cost of ownership (TCO).
The solution is to put more functionality into one appliance, but still retain the reliability and speed of an appliance. One company that has been following this path for the last five years in the XML space is DataPower. They started with an XML accelerator appliance (XA35), which allows the processing of XML, XSD, XPath and XSLT at wire-speed. This is based on a patent that was granted early in August 2004, the patent describes a formal language for describing the transformation (this can be used for supporting XML and non-XML formats) and the on the fly compilation technology required to turn the language into executable code on the appliance.
Once an accelerator had been developed there was a need to provide adequate security. All XML Web services security functions, such as XML schema validation, XML Encryption, XML Signature, WS-Security and others, require extensive XML processing, so it makes perfect sense to build the security using the same technology. Hence, DataPower created the XS40 XML Security Gateway.
In mid-August DataPower announced the next step in this journey with the XI50 XML Integration Appliance. XI50 Integration Appliance supports a range of popular transport protocols, including IBM MQ Series. XI50 can parse and transform arbitrary binary, flat text and XML messages, including COBOL Copybook, CORBA, CICS, ISO 8583, ASN.1 and EDI. The XI50 includes the functions of the XS40 and XA35.
The benefit of this approach is that all the translation from non-XML functions and protocols to a standard XML format can be off-loaded into the appliance. This should reduce the operational cost and also reduce the complexity of supporting changes in the connected systems. This means that the Business Process Management servers, and the application servers, can concentrate on creating new business solutions as they will be send and receive everything in a standard XML format.
We would expect to see further use of the appliance concept both to provide a wider range of function but also to provide more sophisticated functions, for example it could be possible to implements business rules in an appliance. Expect further cost improvements, new functionality and better integration of appliances and other servers as DataPower and others extend the scope and power of appliances.
Copyright c 2004, IT-Analysis.com

I Come to Bury Sender ID, Not to Praise It

I Come to Bury Sender ID, Not to Praise It
By Larry Seltzer
August 26, 2004
Opinion: It’s a tragedy, and Sender ID will soon be history. Microsoft’s uncompromising licensing attitudes show a blindness worthy of King Lear.

Review: Enterprise Radius Servers

Radiusサーバ製品の比較。Editor’s ChoiceはLucentだが、点数は他製品と余り変わらない。
Review: Enterprise Radius Servers | Radius as Easy as Pi | 5 27, 2004 | Network Computing
After testing five enterprise-class Radius Servers, we gave our Editor’s Choice award to the one with top-notch standards compliance and flexible pricing.
5 27, 2004 | By Frank Robinson
Review: Enterprise Radius Servers (Network Computing誌 5 27, 2004 | By Frank Robinson)
Cisco Systems, Funk Software, IEA Software, Interlink Networks and Lucent Technologies


国産で良さそうなPocket PC用MP3プレーヤーを発見。しかもフリーウェア。
– Simply audio player for PocketPC –
Lastupdate: August 12, 2004
発見場所: FreewarePPC.com – Freeware Pocket PC: GSPlayer v2.06

Pocket PC Audio and MP3 Players review

…調べたら、Today Playerがボタンのマッピングにも対応したらしい。
PDA Buyer’s Guide Software Review: Pocket PC Audio and MP3 Players review and comparison
PocketPC MP3 Player Roundup: A Close Competition
Posted January 2004 by Christopher “JuryDuty” Maselli
In this month’s Pocket PC roundup, we’ve put four MP3 players to the test against Windows Media Player to see who?if anyone?can stand against the built-in standard. We’ll be comparing:

Microsoft Windows Media Player

Cardinal Info Tech withMP3 www.citsoft.net
Cardinal Info Tech’s withMP3 is a good player that’s a few bucks less than their main competitors (not to mention about half the installation size). The most compelling factor about withMP3 is that it has a detailed display screen that’s easy to understand without jumping to the help menu.

Conduits Pocket Player www.conduits.com
Conduits hits the competition with a feature-packed MP3 player that has more bells and whistles than you’d first suspect.

PocketMind Pocket Music www.pocketmind.com
PocketMind’s Pocket Music is considered the biggest competition for Conduits Pocket Player, and for good reason. It includes almost all the same features, plus it is hands-down the easiest player to use from the get-go.

Today Player www.todayplayer.com
Ironically enough, the player that will beat the heavy competition for many users isn’t a player at all, but a brand new, free Today screen plug-in with an installation footprint of only 289k. Today Player fits most the features of the other players in a half-inch high space on the Today screen.

WinamPAQ winampaq.com/en/main.html
After writing this review, we realized there was another popular MP3 player worth adding to our round-up: WinamPAQ, a freeware MP3 player from Korea.

Compared to the competition, Windows Media Player is just too scaled-down. Still, many PPC users are minimalists?they don’t want to have something installed unless they’re really going to use it. For those users, the choice is clear: Today Player?the one program with the smallest footprint and the smallest price (Free!)?is the way to go. It contains most of the fuctions of the “big boys” without the space concerns.
For users, however, who desire as many music options and gadgets as possible, PocketMind’s PocketMusic Bundle nudges ahead of Conduits Pocket Player. Pocket Player gets points for its smaller size and crossfading option, but in the end, PocketMusic is simply easier to use.
(A tip of the hat also to VITO Sound Explorer, not reviewed in this article, simply because its focus isn’t playback, but recording?a nice addition if you want to capture sound in MP3 format on the road. www.vitotechnology.com)


○ MovieAlbumSE->MPG
-> Sonic MyDVDでDVD-R作成


まずコピーツールで保存用DVD-RAMにバックアップし、そこからMPEG作成→ MyDVDで作成するのが良さそう。

WS-I Profiles Move to Next Phase

WS-Iより、SOAP Binding, Attachmentsなど発表。XML SchemaについてもWGを作った。W3Cが決めた仕様とだんだん重複してくる。良く無い傾向。
WS-I Profiles Move to Next Phase
August 24, 2004
WS-I Profiles Move to Next Phase
By Michael Singer
The Web Services-Interoperability Organization (WS-I) released a batch of specifications or “profiles” to clarify interoperability issues with Web services (define) attachments, officials said Tuesday.
The Menlo Park, Calif.-based standards consortium said it has published its Basic Profile 1.1, Attachments Profile 1.0 and Simple SOAP (define) Binding Profile 1.0 as Final Material after approval by the WS-I member community. The group said it is currently working to develop sample applications and testing tools for use with the newly approved profiles.
In addition, at its recent community meeting, WS-I chartered a new working group, called the XML (define) Schema Work Plan Working Group. The focus will be on collecting and understanding interoperability issues related to the use of XML Schema as “the means by which application data is defined with the intent of determining the most suitable course of action for WS-I in addressing those concerns,” according to a statement released by the organization.

SPI Dynamics and GuardedNet Partner : AVDL Compliant Products

Silicon Valley Biz Ink :: The voice of the valley economy
SPI Dynamics and GuardedNet Partner to Deliver First Integrated Solution for Automated Web Application Assessment and Event Correlation
AVDL Compliant Products Provide Customers Standardized Interoperability
ATLANTA, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ — SPI Dynamics
( http://www.spidynamics.com ), the expert in application security assessment and
testing, and GuardedNet ( http://www.guarded.net ), a leading provider of advanced
information security management and incident response software solutions,
today announced a partnership that will provide customers with an integrated
solution between their enterprise products WebInspect(TM) and neuSECURE(TM).