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1/6/2002 6:38:30 PM, "Simon St.Laurent" <email@example.com> wrote:
>I worry that if Cringeley's right, it's probably for reasons which won't
>take us any place interesting:
Hmmm, but 2 and 3 are in the context of prediction #1:
"The dominant theme will be the continuing battle between evil and evil as Microsoft expands its .
NET strategy and the rest of the industry responds."
Which side are YOU on in the battle of evil vs evil <grin>
Seriously I'm intrigued by "The big XML hit for 2002 will come from a company called KnowNow. "
KnowNow doesn't hype the same old same old Webservices/SOAP/UDDI/.NET Is The New Paradigm stuff, it sells
something called an event router. Byte had an intriguing, but confusing article called The Event-Driven Internet
last month http://www.byte.com/documents/s=1816/byt20011128s0003/1203_udell.html that made me
curious about this. See also http://siliconvalley.internet.com/news/article/0,2198,3531_793671,00.html
Apparently their products enable a publish-subscribe programming model (as opposed to the client-server
or call-response mode) over the standard Web infrastructure, and work by 'holding open persistent
HTTP/HTTPS connections between the KnowNow Event Router and the application),
The Byte article mentions other publish-subscribe products on the horizon (including dear old Hailstorm). This all sounds
kindof neat and usful, but I don't see it being the Big XML Hit for 2002. Can someone explain the hype-think here?