Working on the BEA Aqualogic Data Services Platform 2.5 (AL-DSP) over the BEA Weblogic 8.1 has widened my imagination of web technology to even more higher levels. It has given me a confidence that I can now say the future of the newly emerging technologies is simply unimaginable. In the earlier few months of this year I was working on JAXB which was a one of a kind object oriented XML parser provided in the JWSDP 2.0 J2EE web services packages by Sun Microsystems. It made me aware how to go about working with XML, XSD and some amount of XPATH.

BEA AL-DSP 2.5 takes it more further ahead by leaps and bounds utilising all the power of XML communication and combines the usage of XML, XSD, XPATH and XQUERY to give a complete package which can be used as a whole new kind of abstraction layer which can amalgamate data from different kind of data sources. The data sources which can be used to collect data in DSP is currently from JDBC sources, Web services, JAVA functions, XML data and Delimited (CSV) formatted data.

A layer of DSP site above the underlying different physical sources and all the developer needs to do is Read the rest of this entry »