[LUUG Publicity] LUUG Thurs 26th: Coping with XML

Andrew Findlay andrew.findlay at skills-1st.co.uk
Mon Sep 23 16:35:41 BST 2002


    			The LUUG Lectures

    		  UKUUG - London Unix User Group

    Following the UKUUG AGM (18:00 in the same room)....


    Thursday 26th Sept 2002, 19:00
    Room 731, Institute of Education, Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL


    Coping with XML
    Aaron Crane (GBdirect Ltd)


    XML aims to be a simple, vendor-neutral external representation
    for any type of data.  This unified representation ought to have
    many advantages, whether your concern is business or technology.
    Unfortunately, XML can be extremely hard for developers to work with.
    This talk begins by considering some of XML's manifest and myriad
    technological problems.  It then moves on to the idea that, bad
    as XML is, you have to use it anyway if you want to remain able
    to do business in many environments.  Finally, in light of these
    two conflicting facts, it studies various ways of minimising and
    managing the problems with XML, and considers several Unix-friendly
    tools for actually getting useful work done with XML.


    Aaron Crane has been using and hacking on Unix and Linux for the
    better part of a decade.  He now works as a Trainer and Consulting
    Software Developer for GBdirect Ltd., a company which focuses on
    open-source software and solutions: http://www.gbdirect.co.uk/


    After the talk we will move on to eat - probably at the Spaghetti
    House in Goodge Street.

    ======================================================================
    COPYRIGHT LEGISLATION:

    Members of this list may be interested in a meeting to discuss
    proposed changes to copyright law on Weds 25th Sept. It is being
    organised by The Foundation for Information Policy Research, and
    the event is free but space is limited. See their website for details:

    	A Fair Deal on Copyright?
	http://www.fipr.org/fairdeal.html

    The proposed changes are far-reaching and could have a significant
    impact on the IT industry and free software in particular.

    Note: there is talk of a Tube strike on Wednesday, so check your route
    before travelling.

    The Patent Office is handling the formal consultation process. Their
    documents are available at:

    http://www.patent.gov.uk/about/consultations/eccopyright/index.htm

    ======================================================================

    The LUUG lectures are sponsored by the UK Unix systems User Group.
    http://www.ukuug.org/

    For further information on LUUG Lectures, contact Andrew Findlay:
    afindlay at ukuug.org
    01628 782565


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For a more detailed map, see:
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