Thursday, July 2, 2009

Presenting At Summer XML 2009 Conference - Raleigh, NC - July27/28th

As I'm finishing up my presentations for this conference, I wanted to let you know about it. Please consider attending to hear my session and the other excellent presentations planned. Let me know if you're coming into town and we can meet up at the event.


Session 1: XPath 2.0, XSLT 2.0, and XQuery 1.0 - Basic Introduction with Focus on What's New

Introductory session covering changes to these technologies. Great for newbies and gurus alike.

Session 2: Using the new XML standards of XPath 2.0, XSLT 2.0, and XQuery 1.0 in Java based Middleware

This intermediate session will document some common usage scenarios of the W3C XPath 2.0, XSLT 2.0, and XQuery 1.0 in Java middleware environments. Through the use of scenarios, the session will explain why to use each standard, what common issues are and how to best avoid them. Comparisons will be drawn between using these XML programming models and their object oriented counterparts – Document Object Model (DOM) and Java API for XML Binding (JAXB). The session will then focus on API’s for invoking XML programming models from Java. An analysis of the Java API for XML Processing (JAXP) will show how this API is lacking when providing for XPath 2.0, XSLT 2.0, and XQuery 1.0. Alternative Java API’s beyond JAXP will be discussed and advantages of each will be discussed. Finally, enterprise usage in Java based middleware will be considered focusing on performance, reliability, and full standards compliance.