CMIS and Atom/AtomPub

As has been widely blogged on by Craig Randall, Chuck Hollis, Andrew Chapman, John Newton, Ethan Gur-esh, David Nuescheler and many analysts including IDC, Burton Group, CMS Watch, 451 Group and more, EMC, IBM and Microsoft today announced that they have worked together to create a draft specification for a web services based (and I […]

XSD for Atom

Another question I’ve fielded several times over the last weeks: Is there any XSD for Atom?My first response: “What are you using the schema for?” I won’t go into all of the details of that dialog, but remember that you should always carefully consider the use of a schema before building one.So to the point…The […]

Atompub collections and resource collections

There is a subtle but important difference in the use of the term “collection” in the context of resource oriented architectures and Atom standards. I’ve literally had this conversation 3 or 4 times with colleagues in the last week or two so thought it relevant to post.At the crux of the matter is the fact […]

The new consumer of Atom/RSS feeds

Just this week I was talking with some colleagues about Atom and its applicability to representing content types other than blog entries and news articles and at the same time a query came over the atom syntax mailing list asking about feeds of non-blog content for use in mashups. Aside from mashups being one of […]