[jdom-interest] Disruptive technologies

Jon Baer jonbaer at digitalanywhere.com
Sat Jun 24 11:59:22 PDT 2000

I think this is a great article that I will forward along to my collegue who just
this weekend was talking about how abstract programming in general will become from
the use of XML, his thoughts were that people coming out of school 10 years from now
were not going to know C, C++, Java or VB and that XML will be the high-level
programming language for the future.  It was an interesting arguement but I felt
somewhat in agreeing with the fact that XML languages (like the new upcoming
Interface Markup Language - IML - www.imlforum.org) may be someone of conforming to a
"write once, run everywhere" ideal and that XML could make it happen since it is
extremely high level and open.

- Jon

"Simon St.Laurent" wrote:

> This isn't JDOM-specific, but it might be interesting for some folks who
> see Java as a technology disrupting the browser-oriented XML DOM, and it
> might raise some interest in stretching XML - and JDOM - to fit a few more
> projects.
> I've got a piece up on XML.com that looks at XML as a technology disrupting
> the Web, rather than as a simple addition.  XML seems to have a lot of
> people reexamining what looked like core technologies, and pondering if
> maybe they couldn't be done a bit differently.  (JDOM does that to the DOM,
> raising the stakes yet further.)
> The story's at:
> http://www.xml.com/pub/2000/06/21/disruption/index.html
> Comments and questions are welcome.
> Also, I'll be at XMLDevCon 2000 next week if anyone wants to talk.  I'm
> scheduled to talk to the New York Object Developer's Group opposite
> Elliotte Rusty Harold's piece on JDOM, so I won't be able to make that, but
> I'll be around.
> Simon St.Laurent
> XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed.
> http://www.simonstl.com - XML essays and books
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