Monday, February 27, 2006

Microsoft Origami Project

Rumours about The Microsoft Origami project is spreading everywhere. It seems like that Microsoft is set to unviel a new mobile gadget running on top of XP. It is supposedley to fit into 'backpack' and not pocket. The features will include Cellular, WiFi, GPS, Productive apps, etc. Its not an Tablet PC, its not an PDA, somewhere in the middle??

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Friday, February 24, 2006

Web Services- Using Axis/Spring/Castor

I was working on application architecture for building a document style web service this past week. I finally built the same using Axis, Spring and Castor frameworks. Spring also has their own web services framework(Spring-WS) but they dont quite have a stable release.

Basically the idea is to leverage the best of these two frameworks. As it is obvious Spring is used for hosting managed beans business logic and Axis for hosting the service. I leveraged Axis flexibilty to use custom Serializers and Deserializers and used Castor for OXM (Object-XML Mapping), so far it seems to work. As always, I would welcome any comments/suggestions/critic.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Go Online and Ontime!

Microsoft last week released its Office Live offering as a beta. The offering seems to target small/mid business segment with a free product line for the basic service. Even the basic service includes a free domain name! Click here to try.

Today, Google released its version of web site building offering called Page Creator which seems to target home/individual users by allowing them to create quick web pages with a subdomain Click here to try!

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Yahoo releases Javascript UI Library

Yahoo has released User Interface libarary consisting of a set of utilities and controls written in JavaScript. It can be used for any web application and they also have documentation consisting of Design Patterns for using the library.

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