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Shrinking your Url’s is all the rage nowadays.  If you are on Twitter, then odds are you have used one.  Despite CodingHorror’s distaste for them in his recent blog post on Url Shorteners: Destroying the Web since 2002, they are a fact of life when we live in a world of 140 character status updates. So what’s a URL shrinking service anyway?  Well, to put it simply, you supply them with a URL, they then supply you with a shorter URL containing a lookup “key”.  When future requests are made to this shorter URL, connections are routed to that services website where they convert the short URL to the original URL and issue a HTTP Redirect back to your browser to send you off to the original long url website. So, what’s a guy, or gal, to do if they want to set their status programmatically on Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed, or the other gazillion social networking sites ... (more)

Book Review: Processing XML Documents with JDeveloper 11g

I was recently asked to write a book review on Processing XML Documents with JDeveloper 11g by Deepak Vohra, among several other bloggers here, here, here and here. The thing about book reviews, like movie reviews, is the interpretation by the reviewer is subjective. The trick is for you the review reader to work out does the reviewer have the same tastes and likes as you. If yes that should mean that the book review will be relevant to you potentially giving a recommendation that suits your needs. If no you might miss a really good book or waste a couple of those hard earned squ... (more)

Blog Roll 2012

It’s that time of year when we gift and re-gift, just like this text.  And the perfect opportunity to re-post, re-purpose and re-use all my 2012 blog entries.  If you missed any of the approximately 130 blogs including 73 videos, here they are wrapped in one simple entry.  I read somewhere that lists in blogs are good. Have a Safe and Happy New Year. The Top 10, Top 10 2013 Predictions Security’s FUD Factor You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out… Holiday Shopping SmartPhone Style SharePoint Conference 2012: The Video Outtakes SPC12 Special Features ‘Radio Killed the Privacy Star’ Music Video... (more)

SOA Product Review: Intel XML Software Suite 1.1

The one thing that unifies the distributed computing style known as SOA, in most of its manifestations, is self-describing data via the Extensible Markup Language (XML). The benefits of XML over opaque message formats in data interchange are well established. No matter if your focus is SOAP, REST, POX, or syndication with RSS or ATOM, your applications will revolve around XML processing. The bane of XML has always been the overhead of processing it in terms of memory and CPU consumption - parsing documents, performing XML Schema validation, searching for elements with XPath, and ... (more)

Google Voice and Parlay-X

Google Voice has a useful feature whereby it will call your phone and another number, then link the calls. This is free within the US, and very cheap for international calls (certainly cheaper than dialing out directly from my mobile phone). You can see the interface below: Looking at this interface got me thinking about Parlay-X. For those of you not familiar with Parlay-X, it is a Web Services interface for driving a telecoms platform. It is one of the basis technologies of a Service Delivery Platform (SDP) which allows mobile operators to develop new services quickly. Many of ... (more)

Signing OAuth on the Vordel XML Gateway with Java Using Signpost

XML Magazine on Ulitzer Today I was using Matthias Käppler's "Signpost" Java OAuth API. As the Signpost readme says: "Signpost is the easy and intuitive solution for signing HTTP messages on the Java platform in conformance with the OAuth Core 1.0a standard." As an exercise, I ran Signpost on the Vordel XML Gateway to see it insert the OAuth Authorization header into outbound messages. Getting Signpost up and running on the Vordel XML Gateway is simple. Firstly, download the jar files for Signpost and put them into the "/ext/lib" director... (more)