Salim Ismail delivers fast-paced, interactive session on XML publishingMar 13, 2008 at 09:03 AM by Rahel Anne Bailie
Who better than Salim Ismail to talk about the XML landscape? Or perhaps it's the XML community? He speaks about the up-and-coming players, has-beens, and hot shots the way we talk about the main street of our local town.
I would like to recap his presentation here but frankly, he talks way faster than I can write, and the concepts flying fast and furious.
He starts from the transition from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0. In the old world, you had a model where user fills in forms, the site stores data, and users search the site (ebay, AutoTrader, etc.). In the new world, the user fills out the form (publish), the data is syndicated, and the users get updates (simplyhired, upcoming, confabb, etc.) In the old world paradigm, they keep the data in a walled garden. In the new world, you're, getting your information published out.
The end point is the key drivers of value, which can be concentrated into XML, syndication, low latency, and great user experience.
Finding ways to use these key drivers to build applications to access available data, the power of XML publishing can harness the power of the hidden Web, estimated to be 400 to 500 times larger than what is currently visible to search engines.
If you don't have a handle on these things yet, check out Twitter, Dopplr, Fire Eagle, Tripit, and other applications - many that can be integrated with each other - and play around with them. You never know, they might be useful, even addictive.