Multiple Representations Using Mode for XSLT Templates

When transforming an XML document into another format, XSLT provides a clean and portable method to accomplish the translation, and simple template match rules will often suffice to map the source tree onto the result tree. Often, however, some nodes need to be processed twice and represented more than once in the result tree. The… Continue reading Multiple Representations Using Mode for XSLT Templates

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Framework One: Refactor ColdFusion Code with One File

Web applications make great use of the model view controller (MVC) pattern to build complex usage patterns. The web lends itself really well to the model-view-controller framework because of it’s tiered architecture and views can be easily presented through HTML. Microsoft is pushing the model-view-controller framework in ASP.NET and Java programmers have used the abstraction… Continue reading Framework One: Refactor ColdFusion Code with One File

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Deadline Looms for SEC XML Filing Conformance

This past Spring, in reaction to the recent high-profile abuse of the economic system, the Securities and Exchange Commission amended the Investment Company Act of 1940 with the Money Market Fund Reform. The reform seeks to tighten the short-term risks of the money market through several changes that limit investment firms to certain restrictions and… Continue reading Deadline Looms for SEC XML Filing Conformance

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ASP.NET Model-View-Controller Framework 3 Release Candidate Available

The Model-View-Controller architectural pattern continues to prove itself so invaluable at separating and decoupling domain concerns thirty years after its conception, that companies are still implementing it on top of their platforms. Microsoft originally released the Community Technological Preview of their MVC framework for ASP.NET at the end of 2007, and then in 2009 released… Continue reading ASP.NET Model-View-Controller Framework 3 Release Candidate Available

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HandlerSocket Plugin Extends MySQL to Accept NoSQL Queries

NoSQL continues to get more and more coverage as scalability issues arise from popular web applications that have witnessed a need for a massive amount of basic primary key queries that return a single row of data. With less of a need for the extraneous features of a traditional relational database, many web applications, to… Continue reading HandlerSocket Plugin Extends MySQL to Accept NoSQL Queries

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WebMatrix and Razor, a Refrain of Classic ASP, PHP

Over the summer, Microsoft released a beta version of it’s WebMatrix product and the Razor templating engine. As developers try it out and test it, they are finding the combination a nostalgic throwback to the arguably better, but simpler, method of in-lining .NET code into the HTML page. This is familiar to most as it… Continue reading WebMatrix and Razor, a Refrain of Classic ASP, PHP