Web development Briefs

Web development Briefs

Diary note for XML developers

The seventh annual XML Asia-Pacific conference has been scheduled for October 31 to November 3, at the Sydney Hilton Hotel.

Presented by Allette Systems and the Graphic Communications Association, the event will cover XML syntax, XML servers and repositories, metadata and searching technology, schema and scripting languages, vocabularies and transformations, and options for display and output.

The conference costs $1040; tutorial sessions cost $435 and the combined package is $1400, including GST.

Registration is now open and organisers are also looking for submissions for conference presentations and tutorial gains half a brainIn a move that will create a new generation of connected Web-based information applications and services for corporate, portal and individual users, AlphaBlox has merged with

AlphaBlox is the provider of an open Web-based platform for eBusiness analysis applications, while is a developer of browser-based applications.

The combined company will carry the AlphaBlox name.

The merger will meld the technologies of the two companies to make information and analysis completely personalised and accessible to anyone with Web access, according to AlphaBlox.

The merger also enhances the application hosting capabilities of both companies.

Lotus out of its box

Lotus Certification now comes in a box. Lotus has announced Lotus Certification in a Box, which includes everything needed to complete Notes certification, including Lotus Domino Administrator and/or Application Developer certification.

The package includes Lotus technical reference manuals, Lotus Notes/Domino software, training courseware for classroom, computerbased training courses, vouchers for training courses through Lotus Authorised Education Centres, self-test vouchers to prepare for exams, exam vouchers, and a Lotus T-shirt and satchel.

Most typical Notes certification courses include only the face-to-face instruction and course manuals. The other components, listed above, are sold as individual items.

The package can be purchased online from

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