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XML-J: Can you give me an idea of how you got started and what the background is? Did the developer start off with XML or did he or she actually have some other technologies in place? Clark: No, in fact XMLMATE, the product we launched at XML DevCon 2000, originated after the development of one of our other products. That product, Intellego, is a full-blown application that automates the structuring and indexing of XML. XML-J: The basic technology your company started out with was XML? Clark: No, COM/DCOM. A lot of our work was in COM/DCOM. We were struggling with some of the learning curves of XML. That's really how we developed XMLMATE - we needed rapid development tools to assist us internally. A lot of products originate this way; you develop them for a problem you've got. And we realized that there are a lot of developers out there who would want a similar tool.... (more)

Interview with Sanjay Manchanda of B-Bop

XML-J: What is your role as the chief marketing officer at B-Bop? Manchanda: As CMO at an early-stage start-up I wear several hats. However, my main focus is on marketing and product strategy as well as business development, that is, establishing partnerships with ISVs and VARs to create revenue opportunities for B-Bop. XML-J: Can you give our readers a brief introduction to what B-Bop does and how you started? Manchanda: B-Bop started from the simple idea that the real value of the Web was in automating the intercompany business processes and information exchange. We realized, So... (more)

DeltaXML Success Story: Managing Change in Legacy Data

There is an accelerating trend to migrate electronic documents and data into XML, resulting in achieving goals more quickly through the use of standard software tools. Many databases now support XML as a known data type, and a growing number of databases are specifically designed for XML. A provider of technical services to a number of Fortune 500 clients, North Coast Software had struggled for some time to find software that identifies changes in legacy data. The company required a display of legacy data changes to complete specific actions based on these changes. They found putti... (more)

Macromedia Flash MX Empowers Designers and Developers with New Accessibility and Productivity Features

(March 20, 2002) - Macromedia, Inc. unveiled Macromedia Flash MX, the latest version of the Macromedia Flash development environment, which will usher in a new generation of rich Internet content and applications. With support for video, application components, and accessibility, this milestone product builds on the track record of Macromedia Flash for enabling the creation of expressive online content and applications. Macromedia Flash MX enhances the authoring workflow with a flexible workspace that can be customized to maximize productivity for both designers and developers. P... (more)

HiT Software and Altova Unify XML and Relational Database Application Development

(January 22, 2003) - HiT Software Inc. and Altova recently announced a new product integration between Altova's XMLSPY 5 and HiT Software's winAllora Xpress, a bi-directional data mapping utility that facilitates conversion of XML and relational data. When used together, the two products allow software application developers to utilize the advanced relational database-to-XML mapping utilities of HiT Software's winAllora Xpress, directly from within the XMLSPY 5 development environment. The winAllora plug-in for XMLSPY 5 is available immediately for download. XML is today the stan... (more)