Archive for August, 2009

Happy Birthday, UNIXâ„¢

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

40 years ago, in August of 1969, Ken Thompson‘s wife headed west for a few weeks on a family trip, leaving Ken the month it would take to allocate “one week each to the four core components of operating system, shell, editor and assembler” that he and Dennis Ritchie decided to write after work on […]

Excellent tutorial on XML Schema (XSD) 1.1

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

A few weeks ago I noted that XML Schema 1.1 is now a W3C Candidate Recommendation.   Roger Costello has put together a terrific tutorial which starts with a quick overview of the new features and why they matter, and then goes into detail on how to use them.  He’s also put together some exercises.  Highly […]