Tuesday, December 11, 2007

XML 2007 pictures

Well, XML 2007 is over for another year, and it was a very successful conference. You can find links to comments, reviews and photos here, including a set on Flickr. Happily, to prove I was there, the set includes one of me.

Just to add to the excitement, I also took a couple of pictures of the IBM booth at the show:

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New Software from Rational

Rational today announced new software to help complex systems developers meet specific industry standards and ensure the quality and reliability of complex real-time and embedded applications.

This category of software developers faces monumental challenges - not only getting the job done, but doing so in a manner that doesn't risk lives at the end of the day. Rational is taking the complexity out of the development of complex systems. By simplifying adherence to protocols, standards and code review, systems developers are better able to ensure that the lines of code they are writing are in line with broader project goals - increasing reliability, levels of precision and effectiveness, and higher degrees of error free code.

Amongst the updated offerings are IBM Rational Systems Developer and IBM Rational Software Modeler - and check out the other updates here.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Winter has arrived....

...in a major way. Here's a shot of my driveway this morning.

Snow sceneIt's a good thing I work from home.

Rational Application Developer Open Beta!

Want to get your hands on the latest and greatest version of Rational Application Developer before it's released? Now, you can! Yesterday the Open Beta for RAD v7.5 went live, and it's accessible from here.

Rational Application Developer Open BetaAmong the cool new features in this beta:
  • Increasing developer productivity: Achieve greater individual and team productivity with increased support for iterative development for JEE5 applications that takes advantage of the annotation based programming model, with enhanced support for creation, validation, refactoring, and deletion of artifacts.

  • Enterprise Information System (EIS) Adapters: Tooling for JD Edwards, Oracle, SAP, Siebel and PeopleSoft to improve the developer productivity with these enterprise systems. The Discovery Wizard will support generic, EMD and J2C, including supporting the new metadata import/export framework. The adapters will also have enterprise metadata discovery componentized for consumption by a rich client.

  • Delivering New & Emerging Programming models & Applications: Enhanced capabilities to deliver modern applications in emerging programming models using tools that help create EJB 3.0, JPA, Web Services with JAX-WS 2.0/JAX-B 2.0 and reliable secure profile applications. Additional support for the new JSF 1.2, JSP 2.1 and Servlet 2.5 standards is provided.

  • Latest Standards support: Includes latest standards, such as JEE5, RSP 1.0, WS-Policy Assertions for Web Services, WS-Reliable Messaging, WS-Addressing, MTOM, SOAP 1.2, WS-Secure Conversation and SIP (JSR 289).
What are you waiting for? Download now!