Here's selection of discussion lists that you might want to join. You may or may not already know about them, but they contain active discussion of topics close to the hearts of us Slipstream aficionadi:
And, for those that know what to do with them, some Twitter tags:
If you know of others that should be on this list please let me know and I'll update it.
I would like to announce the release of EsiObjects V18.104.22.168. Go to http://www.esiobjects.org for information regarding EsiObjects as well as instructions on downloading.
EsiObjects (pronounced ‘easy objects’) is an class based object oriented system that runs on ANSI, FIPS and ISO standard MUMPS (M) systems GT.M and Cache. EsiObjects is an implementation of an object model and communications packages. The object model is implemented using M associative arrays and routines. The M language is extended to include object commands, special variables and functions. They are implemented via the EsiObjects compiler that is written in the M language. To expose database objects to the enterprise, a TCP/IP Bridge has been implemented. Various communications approaches are supported such as the Java Gateway, Java Proxies, COM Bridge and CORBA ORB.
EsiObjects contains all the features for an Object Store.
The new Build 4 of M/DB:X transforms it into something very exciting and wholly unique. M/DB:X is now not only a Native XML Database. By now also supporting JSON strings as inputs and optionally outputting its responses as JSON strings instead of XML, M/DB:X is now a JSON/XML hybrid database.
What's the significance of this? Well there are several important consequences:
The DOM can be returned in JSON format: M/DB:X will convert any XML DOM into a corresponding JSON object.
And unlike CouchDB which is still an alpha-grade Apache project, M/DB:X is underpinned by the tried and tested GT.M database with its solid commercial pedigree in the demanding banking industry.
The M/DB:X documentation will be updated to reflect the new JSON capability as soon as possible, but Build 4 is available for immediate download and use.
Oh and just for good measure, if you add the name/value pair OutputFormat=JSON to M/DB, it too will output its responses as JSON rather than the standard Amazon SimpleDB format XML !
See http://www.mgateway.com/mdbx.html for full details and documentation.
Furthermore, renowned XML database guru Ronald Bourret has added M/DB:X to his definitive list of Native XML Databases.
Due to weak demand we have regrettably decided to cancel the Denbies 2009 Out of the Slipstream conference.
All those who have registered will be notified in due course and will receive a full refund of their conference fee.
The Slipstream Workshop will still be held but will now be on Thursday 2nd July rather than Friday 3rd July. The venue is unchanged, George James Software's offices in Shepperton. There is no charge for this event and anyone who signed up for the Slipstream conference may like to come to the Slipstream Workshop instead.