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(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 standard format for expressing and exchanging business data, yet the vast majority of corporate data still resides in relational databases. Today's enterprise applications require support for both XML and relational database technologies, leveraging the open, integration-friendly nature of XML i... (more)

European AJAX Technology Leader Helmi Technologies Moves to Silicon Valley

Helmi Technologies, a leading Finnish company specialized in Rich Internet Applications technologies has opned their US headquarters office in Silicon Valley. "Our US office will bring lot more credibility in North America, our primary target market," said Juho Risku, CEO of Helmi Technologies. "According to our research and number of meetings we have held in the United States, it's absolutely clear that our unique technology has serious straction. AJAX and RIA will be the next big wave in application development and Helmi Technologies will be one of the leading provders of this... (more)

'Does XML Matter?' Asks Its Co-Inventor

(March 20, 2002) - The co-inventor of XML, Tim Bray, has been stirring up a lively debate among Internet technologists. The reason? He thought it might be fun to make a public presentation in which XML - and indeed every other Internet technology of the past and present - was "ranked" according to the simple criterion: does it actually matter? Widely recognized as an expert in information search and retrieval from large databases, and former cofounder of the Open Text Corporation where he introduced one of the first commercial search engines, Bray tends to know whereof he speaks... (more)

Reactivity XML Firewall Tackles Hidden Costs of Securing XML

(March 5, 2003) - Reactivity, Inc. has just introduced the Reactivity XML Firewall network security appliance, to protect new-generation businesses applications while tackling the hidden operating costs of securing XML and Web services. The Reactivity XML Firewall makes it easy for enterprises to realize the promise of XML and Web services by providing a complete drop-in solution that provides comprehensive security enforcement capabilities and fully addresses the costly deployment, operating, and event response issues enterprise customers encounter. While enterprises have realiz... (more)

W3C Issues OWL Candidate Recommendations

(August 20, 2003) - This week, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) issued Web Ontology Language (OWL) as a W3C Candidate Recommendation. Candidate Recommendation is an explicit call for implementations, indicating that the document has been reviewed by all other W3C Working Groups, that the specification is stable, and appropriate for implementation. OWL is a language for defining structured, Web-based ontologies which enable richer integration and interoperability of data across application boundaries. Early adopters of these standards include bioinformatics and medical communit... (more)