Topic: Java and XML
O'Reilly Net recently caught up with Simon Phipps, IBM's Chief Java and XML Evangelist while he was in San Francisco for the XML Day at Seybold Seminars. In his keynote at Seybold, titled "Escaping Entropy Death: The Imperative of XML and Java," he sees the problem with integrating computer systems is that platform-centric dependencies are creating greater and greater complexity. The role of Java is to provide a platform-neutral way to write programs and for XML a software-neutral to encode data.
Author(s): Dale Dougherty